Three Rohingya from same family killed by Bangladesh truck

DHAKA: A truck overturned in a Bangladeshi refugee camp for Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar on Monday, killing at least four refugees, three from the same family, police said.

The accident happened in Cox’s Bazar, next to Myanmar, and one of the dead was a month-old baby, police said.

A truck carrying bamboo overturned near the Balukhali camp, home to thousands of Rohingya.

Most Rohingya refugees live in shacks made of bamboo and

plastic sheets that cling to steep, denuded hills in Cox’s Bazar. Their numbers have swelled since last August when an army operation in Myanmar, following Rohingya insurgents’ attacks on security forces, prompted an exodus to Bangladesh.

(Reporting by Serajul Quadir; Editing by Nick Macfie)