Boat carrying 70 Muslim Rohingya sinks off Myanmar

Last Updated: Sunday, November 3, 2013 - 16:11

Yangon: An aid worker says a boat carrying 70 Muslim Rohinyga has capsized off the western coast of Myanmar. So far, only eight survivors have been found.

Abdul Melik, who works for the humanitarian organisation Action Against Hunger, says the boat was in the Bay of Bengal and headed for Bangladesh when it went down early today.

Myanmar: An aid worker says a boat carrying 70 Muslim Rohinyga has capsised off the western coast of Myanmar. So far, only eight survivors have been found.

Abdul Melik, who works for the humanitarian organisation Action Against Hunger, says the boat was in the Bay of Bengal and headed for Bangladesh when it went down early today.

The UN High Commission for Refugees said Saturday that as many as 1,500 people have fled in the last week and that there were several reports of drownings.

PTI

First Published: Sunday, November 3, 2013 - 16:11

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