Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh – Scores of other folks, together with many ladies and youngsters, are feared to have drowned when a boat sporting Rohingya fleeing unrest in Myanmar sunk off the coast of Bangladesh, police have instructed Al Jazeera.
More than 100 Rohingya had been on board the vessel when it capsized in tough seas round five:30pm (11:30am GMT) with reference to Patuwartek, some 8km of Inani Beach in Cox’s Bazar District.
Seventeen survivors had been discovered, along side 15 our bodies of ladies and youngsters, police stated, whilst ambulances rushed to the scene.
“The Rohingya [survivors] are saying there were more than 100 on the boat,” Inspector Mohamed Kai Kislu instructed Al Jazeera.
“We fear we will find more bodies,” he added.