2 die, scores missing as boat carrying Rohingya people capsizes



Dhaka, Oct 9: A boat carrying scores of Rohingya people capsized Sunday night at the mouth of Naf River dividing Bangladesh and Myanmar, leaving two people dead and at least 32 others missing, according to local TV.



Law enforcers have recovered two bodies in the Bay of Bengal near Shah Porir Island of Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar district, Xinhua news agency reported.



The exact number of the people on board is so far unknown.



According to a survivor, who told local TV channel ATN News, the boat packed with some 40 Rohingya people capsized on the Myanmar side of the river.



Eleven people were rescued, according to the ATN News report.



Quoting another survivor who managed to swim ashore, Lieutenant Colonel SM Ariful Islam with the Border Guard of Bangladesh told the leading Bengali daily newspaper Prothom Alo that the rescued claim that 30 to 32 people have been missing.



The official feared the death toll will rise, as more bodies are likely to be retrieved with a search operation now underway.

IANS

Related news

Don’t Miss

Srikanth wins Denmark Open title
Govt in state should be same as in Centre: PM Modi
Jaish militants KILLED this woman in J&K
India shine at Balkan Boxing Championship
Breaking: India beat Malaysia in Asia Cup final
Marquez wins Australian MotoGP
Shocking! Now you can send money through Facebook messenger!
Kalki to be a young mother!
Jai Ho: India THRASH Pak 4-0 to enter Asia Cup hockey final
Rahul takes a dig at PM Modi over THIS
Fatwa issued against Muslim women performing Ram Aarti
Madhuri Dixit visits Taj Mahal with family
RBI: Linking bank accounts with Aadhaar mandatory, it is government's decision
Now Sharad Yadav criticises EC for delayed Gujarat poll date
Naidu undergoes angioplasty at AIIMS, discharged
Chidambaram attacks BJP over deleting dialogues in 'Mersal'
New Google Doodle: Who was Nain Singh Rawat?
Talks inconclusive, stalemate continues at SRFTI
Good news: Sensex REGAINS 32k level on festive week
Why restrictions imposed in Srinagar yet again
Restrictions imposed in Srinagar to maintain law and order
Don't Miss doing these 5 things on Bhaiya Dooj for your brother!
VP Venkaiah Naidu unwell; undergoes an operation at AIIMS
Trump's son may be in BIG TROUBLE, investigators on job
Russia accuses US of undermining global strategic stability
Bollywood most famous brothers and sisters
Nokia 7 launched with 6GB RAM, 3000mAh battery
Rs 6 lakh STOLEN from this famous temple
This Transgender model is currently talk of the TOWN
Militants attack PDP legislator's residence in J&K

Most Recent






Most Popular