Boat with Rohingya refugees capsized
A boat with 130 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar on board Thursday off the coast of Shamlapur in southern Bangladesh capsized. Thereby are definitely fourteen people on board, including nine children, had been killed. So far, 30 people saved. That has the International Organization for Migration (IOM) announced. The search is still in progress. The weather in the area is poor and the sea rough.
International aid agencies have urged the authorities of Myanmar to allow access to the coastal State, Rakhine, where an army offensive in the North more than half a million Rohingya fleeing has do. The UN spoke of ethnic cleansing. The leftover members of the Muslim minority in the predominantly Buddhist country have lack of everything. Aid workers are still not welcome.