February 11, 2020 / 5:33 AM / in 13 days

At least 15 Rohingya refugees die in boat capsize

DHAKA, Feb 11 (Reuters) - At least 15 Rohingya refugees died and many more were missing after a vessel packed with people trying to reach Malaysia capsized in the Bay of Bengal, a Bangladesh coast guard official said on Tuesday.

About 70 people have been rescued alive, said Hamidul Islam, the official. There were no immediate details of the number aboard when the ship capsized near Saint Martin’s Island. (Reporting by Ruma Paul; Editing by Euan Rocha and Clarence Fernandez)

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