Nearly 12 people lost their lives and several others were missing on Monday following a boat carrying Rohingya refugees overturned in Rakhine state of Myanmar.
As per coast guard and border guard officials, it was carrying 100 people when it capsized on Sunday in the Naf river that divides Myanmar from its South Asian neighbour Bangladesh.
Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) official Abdul Jalil affirmed that 12 bodies had been evacuated following a fortnight rescue operation. He added, “The boat included 10 children, an elderly woman and a man”.
The boat overturned close to Shah Porir Dwip, Bangladesh, asserted Lieutenant Colonel Ariful Islam.
Over 500,000 ethnic Rohingya Muslims have rushed to Myanmar ever since Aug. 25 during an assault by Rohingya terrorists on cops and military posts in Rakhine State. It received vicious reaction from Myanmar’s armed forces which the United Nation mentioned as “ethnic cleansing”.
Myanmar’s government refuses the charges of racial cleansing.
Following the clashes, Rohingya persist to enter into neighbouring Bangladesh through land and sea in the middle of reports that Myanmar’s military and Buddhist group have attacked Rohingyas.
Recently, the boat capsized at sea indulging Rohingya refugees. In the recent times, a boat carrying nearly 80 refugees overturned in the sea. Among which seventeen managed to survive, on the other hand, 23 lost their lives.