Another Rohingya boat capsizes in Naf, 17 bodies recovered

Published: August 31, 2017 11:02:22 | Updated: October 24, 2017 07:49:49


A map showing Teknaf upazilla.

Seventeen more bodies were recovered on Thursday morning from Naf River in Shah Porir Dwip area in Teknaf upazila of Cox's Bazar district where a boat capsized in the river on Wednesday night.

 

The identity of the victims -- 10 children and seven women -- could not be known yet.  With the recovery of 17 bodies, the death toll from Rohingya boat capsize rises to 21, reports UNB.

 

Local sources said hundreds of Rohingyas from Myanmar have already reached Shah Parir Dwip riding on boats last night.

 

When the fleet reached Majhir ghat point near Shah Parir Dwip, one of the boats capsized around 11:30pm leaving all its passengers to drown.

 

Later, locals and newly intruded Rohingyas spotted 17 bodies floating at several points of the Naf River in the morning and informed police, said M Mainuddin Khan, officer-in-charge of Teknaf Police Station.

 

A team of police rushed in and recovered the bodies that include 10 children and seven females, said the OC.

 

On Wednesday, four bodies of Rohingyas were recovered from Naf river when another boat, carrying around 25 Rohingyas, capsized.

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