Police recovered seven more bodies of Rohingya people after another boat capsized in Naf river last night.
Rohingya people are currently attempting to avoid persecution in Myanmar and seek refuge in Bangladesh.
Informed by locals, members of police recovered the bodies of two men, two women and three children from Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar around 7:00am.
Among the bodies, four were recovered from Shah Pori Dwip and three from Jaliapara in the Teknaf upazila, informed Mohammad Main Uddin Khan, officer-in-charge (OC) of Teknaf Police Station.
With these, total death toll from Rohingya boat capsize incidents increased to 84.
Latest UN estimation shows that 370,000 Rohingya refugees have fled into Bangladesh since August to escape the spate of crackdown by Myanmar’s military forces in the Rakhine state.
While attempting to escape, boat capsizes on their way across the Bay of Bengal on multiple occasions including the latest one.