Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh:
A minimum of three people drowned and virtually 20 others have been missing off the Bangladesh coast after a ship carrying Rohingya refugees sank in robust local weather on Tuesday, authorities said.
Dire circumstances in Bangladesh’scamps quick an entire lot yearly to pay smugglers for passage abroad.
The fishing trawler left at dawn and was sure for Malaysia sooner than it ran into hassle inside the Bay of Bengal, with two coast guard search boats scrambling to rescue survivors.
Police said a minimal of three our our bodies had washed ashore on the coastal metropolis of Halbunia.
“We recovered the our our bodies. They’re three youthful Rohingya women aged between 18 and 20,” police inspector Nur Mohammad knowledgeable AFP.
Coast guard station commander Ashiq Ahmed said the vessel was believed to be carrying spherical 65 people after stopping at plenty of coastal cities sooner than embarking.
“Now we now have rescued 45 people along with 41 Rohingya refugees and 4 Bangladeshis,” he knowledgeable AFP.
“Virtually 20 individuals are nonetheless missing. The rescue operation stays to be going,” he added.
The boat sank off the coast of Cox’s Bazar district, near the situation of sprawling camps that are home to spherical 1,000,000 Rohingya refugees.
Most arrived in Bangladesh 5 years previously after a military crackdown in neighbouring Myanmar that’s now the subject of a genocide investigation on the UN’s excessive court docket docket.
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