In accordance with sources, the victims, largely girls, are residents of various Rohingya camps positioned in Teknaf and Ukhia Upazila of Coxs Bazar.
The victims, largely girls, are residents of various Rohingya camps.
No less than 15 Rohingya refugees died after a trawler on its method to Malaysia sank in the Bay of Bengal close to St Martins Island this morning. Lieutenant Hayat Ibna Siddique, media officer of Bangladesh Coast Guard, has confirmed.
65 individuals have been rescued alive to this point. In accordance with sources, the victims, largely girls, are residents of various Rohingya camps positioned in Teknaf and Ukhia Upazila of Coxs Bazar.
The trawler capsized in the Bay round 7:00 am right this moment after hitting a stone, mentioned Lieutenant Commander of Coast Guard Naim Ul Haque.
No less than 300 individuals began for Malaysia on two trawlers from the Monakhali space round 8:00 pm yesterday, mentioned Lt Commander M Hamidul Islam, media officer of Coast Guard.
After a couple of hours, one of many trawlers capsized in the Bay, he mentioned. The opposite trawler has not been positioned but.
The dying toll could rise additional, he added.
Three items of Coast Guard, Border Guard Bangladesh, Navy and St Martins Boat Homeowners Affiliation have been conducting the rescue operation collectively.
“All the bodies have been sent to Shah Parir Dwip in Teknaf around 12:30 am,” Workplace-in-Cost of Teknaf police station Pradip Kumar Das mentioned.
Colonel Sohail Rana, commander of the Teknaf Coast Guard, mentioned the drowning trawler had about 120 passengers on the board. The rescue operation started shortly after the accident. Rescue remains to be occurring.
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