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Two more Rohingyas drown in Naf River

  • Published at 07:27 pm June 14th, 2021
naf river teknaf cox's bazar dhaka tribune
File photo: Naf River flows along the Bangladesh-Myanmar border region in Teknaf, Cox's Bazar Dhaka Tribune

Six Rohingyas, including four children, were found dead in the river since Saturday

The police in Cox’s Bazar have recovered the bodies of a Rohingya child and a woman from the Naf River in Teknaf upazila, pushing up the number of corpses retrieved to six since Saturday.

The duo were found dead on the riverbank at Hneela union of the upazila at around 10:30am on Monday, said Teknaf Model police station Officer-in-Charge Md Hafizur Rahman.

However, details of their identity could not be ascertained immediately. 

The law enforcers suspect that the victims drowned after the boat, headed illegally for Bangladesh territory and with them on board, capsized in the river between Sunday evening and the early hours of Monday. 


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The bodies were later sent to the Cox's Bazar District Sadar Hospital for autopsy. 

On Saturday afternoon, a woman and two children, said to be of the same family, were found dead in the river at the upazila’s Whykong union.

Police at the time said the trio presumably died while trying to swim across the river.

The following day, another child, believed to be a member of the same family, was found dead in Hneela union.  

Meanwhile, multiple sources said that this particular area along the Bangladesh border was an active route for yaba smuggling and the deaths of the six people might be related to it. 

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