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Rohingya boat capsize: Two more bodies wash ashore in Chittagong

All these victims may belong to the group of Rohingyas whose trawler capsized in the sea Saturday as they tried to flee from Bashan Char

Update : 17 Aug 2021, 03:50 PM

The Bangladesh Coast Guard on Tuesday recovered two more bodies on the shores of Sandwip upazila in Chittagong, three days after a group of Rohingya refugees went missing in the Bay of Bengal.

On Monday, police and the coast guard similarly recovered the bodies of four women after they washed up in the same area.

It is primarily believed that all seven victims belong to the same group of Rohingyas whose trawler capsized Saturday due to bad weather in the sea as they tried to flee from Bashan Char.

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The coast guard recovered the bodies from Sarikait and Choakhali area of the upazila at around 11:30am on Tuesday. One of them is a 6-year-old boy and the other is an adult male.

Confirming the matter, Coast Guard East Zone Zonal Commander Captain Kazi Shah Alam, said: “The ocean tide washed two more bodies ashore in Sandwip and they are being taken to Bhashan Char for identification.”

Earlier on Sunday afternoon, the coast guard recovered the body of a 12-year-old child from 10 to 12 nautical miles south of Bhashan char after a trawler carrying around 40 Rohingya refugees capsized off the coast of Chittagong in the Bay of Bengal while fleeing from the Bhashan Char island early Saturday.

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