Bangladesh World 

Rohingya boat toll rises to 23 as more bodies found

The bodies of another nine refugees have washed up in Bangladesh after an overloaded boat carrying scores of desperate Rohingya sank in rough seas, police said Tuesday, taking the confirmed death toll to 23. Eight bodies were found on the banks of the Naf river, which separates Bangladesh from Myanmar, and another was found kilometres away on the island of St Martin. More than half of the victims in the latest disaster were children, said Mian Uddin, police chief for the border town of Teknaf. He could not say how…

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Bangladesh India 

140 locations along Bangladesh border Spotted, BSF deploys more troops to stop Rohingya influx

The Border Security Force (BSF) has identified 140 vulnerable locations along the Indo-Bangladesh border to check the influx of Rohingyas in collusion with organised criminal gangs. BSF Director General KK Sharma said the paramilitary has deployed more security personnel and surveillance equipment to check the syndicates that help the Rohingyas to sneak into the Indo-Bangla border. The issue was thoroughly discussed to check spillover effects of the fleeing Rohingya along the frontier during the five-day DG level talks between BSF and Border Guards Bangladesh that concluded on Thursday. Sharma and…

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Bangladesh World 

Dozens Die As Rohingya Refugee Boat Capsizes Near Bangladesh Coast

More than 50 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar were missing after their boat capsized, with 20 confirmed dead, Bangladesh police said on Friday, as a new surge in the numbers fleeing a Myanmar military campaign took the total to more than half a million. In Geneva, the UN migration agency put the expected toll from the boat capsize at 60. The refugees drowned in heavy seas off Bangladesh late on Thursday while in New York, US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley called on countries to suspend providing weapons to…

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