Rohingya fisherman missing in the Bay of Bengal

Teknaf, Bangladesh: A Rohingya fishermen has been missing in the Bay of Bengal on May 27 evening after capsizing a fishing boat accidentally while they were returning from fishing, said a close relative of the fishermen who denied to be named.
The missing fisherman has been identified as Shah Alam of Leda unregistered refugee under the Teknaf police station.

According to fishermen, five fishermen with an engine boat went to Bay of Bengal for fishing on May 27 morning.

The fishing boat was turned over (capsized) suddenly by high tide of water, but four fishermen reached to the bank after swimming and the rest was missing, the fishermen said.

The owner of boat namely Noor Mohamed from Teknaf said that the missing refugee Shah Alam including other four local fishermen went to Bay of Bengal for fishing but the incident was occurred on their return way.

Ayub, a refugee committee member from Leda camp said that Alam is a fisherman; he feeds his family members after earning money from fishing because he and other refugees don’t get any support from Bangladesh authority and UNHCR. So, his family will  face the starvation at camp in future.

The meteorological department has advised all maritime ports to hoist local cautionary signal number three. It says a deep convection is forming over northern Bay of Bengal, which could result in squally weather in the adjoining coastal area.

Maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, and Mongla have been advised to hoist local cautionary signal number three.

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