Rohingya boat capsises along Bangladesh-Myanmar border, several dead

ANI | Updated: Oct 09, 2017 08:54 IST

Cox's Bazar [Bangladesh], October 9 (ANI): At least 12 Rohingyas were killed and 35 others went missing after a boat carrying the Myanmar nationals capsised in the Naf River in Teknaf upazila late last night.

According to local media reports, all Rohingyas were fleeing to Bangladesh from the Rakhine State and the overcrowded boat sank in Shah Porir Dwip area.

Earlier, two bodies were recovered, while eight Rohingyas were rescued.

The rescue operation by the Coast Guard and Border Guard Bangladesh is still underway.

Further details are awaited. (ANI)