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Malaysia-bound Trawler Capsize

Bodies of 3 Rohingyas fished out

46 rescued

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 5 October, 2022 12:00 AM
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Bodies of 3 Rohingyas fished out

Bangladesh Coast Guard recovered the bodies of three Rohingya women and rescued 46 people alive after a Malaysia-bound trawler overturned in the Bay of Bengal in Teknaf of Cox’s Bazar on Tuesday.

Delwar Hossain, contingent commander of Coast Guard’s Baharchara Outpost Station in Teknaf, said the boat turned over in the deep sea off the coast of Hormunia para of Baharchara union of Teknaf upazila.

He said locals informed the coast guard after spotting some Rohingyas trying to swim ashore Tuesday morning. Later, coast guard members reached the spot and rescued them.

Among the 46, eight were Rohingya women, 34 Rohingya men and four others are Bangladeshi nationals, he said.

Inspector of Teknaf Baharchara Police Outpost Noor Mohammad said, “So far, the bodies of three people have been recovered from the sea around 1:00 pm.” The 46 are being treated as they have fallen sick, he added.