1 more Rohingya body in Naf river, toll 54

A Rohingya woman’s body is recovered from the Naf river in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar on Monday, September 4, 2017. AFP file photo
A Rohingya woman’s body is recovered from the Naf river in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar on Monday, September 4, 2017. AFP file photo

A Rohingya woman’s body was recovered from the Naf river in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar this morning.

With this, a total of 54 Rohingyas so far were killed in killed in recent boat capsizes when they tried to entre Bangladesh through the river fearing persecution by Myanmar army in Rakhine state, reports our Cox’s Bazar staff correspondent.

The body of the unidentified woman aged around 35 years was found floating on the river around 6:00am and buried later, said Mainuddin Khan, officer-in-charge of Teknaf Police Station.

According to the United Nations, nearly 90,000 Rohingyas have fled into Bangladesh since the violence erupted in Myanmar in August.

SOURCE:DailyStar

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