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Rohingya boat capsize death toll rises to 12 

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Monday 16 October, 2017 10:16:21 am

Rohingya boat capsize death toll rises to 12 

Rohingya boat capsize (File Photo)

Cox’s Bazar, Oct 16 (UNB) – Al least 12 Rohingya people, including six children and four women, were killed as a boat carrying them capsized in the Naf River near Shah Porir Swip area in Teknaf upazila early Monday.

Lt Commander Zafar Imam of Bangladesh Coast Guard, said that the boat carrying around 50-60 Rohingya people from Dhaunkhali of the Rakhaine state in Myanmar, sank on the estuary of the river around 4:00 am.

Twelve bodies were recovered after the incident and around 15 people were rescued while some 25-30 people went missing, said the coast guard official.