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20 bodies of Rohingyas recovered at Bangladesh Border

by Rinku Khumukcham
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By: Siam Sarower Jamil
Dhaka, Aug 31: 20 bodies were recovered thursday morning from Naf river in Shah Pori Dweep area near Bangladesh-Myanmar border where a boat capsized in the river last night.
With the recovery of the 20 bodies, the death toll from Rohingya boat capsizes rises to 24 as four bodies of Rohingyas were recovered from the river yesterday after a boat, carrying around 25 people, capsized.
Local sources said hundreds of Rohingyas from Myanmar entered Shah Pori Dweep, an island of Bangladesh, riding boats Wednesday night.
When the fleet reached Majhir ghat point, one of the boats capsized around 11:30pm Wednesday and all the passengers went missing.
Later, locals and newly intruded Rohingyas spotted 20 bodies floating at several points of the Naf river in the morning and informed police, said M Mainuddin Khan, officer-in-charge (OC) of Teknaf Police Station.
A team of police rushed in and recovered the bodies that include 10 children and seven females, said the OC.
The identity of the victims could not be known immediately.

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