Rohingya dead body found in Naff River, Bangladesh

Teknaf, Bangladesh: A dead body of a Rohingya woman was recovered from the Naff River, Bangladesh side on December 6, at around 1:00 pm by the police personnel from Teknaf police station while drifting nearby Teknaf land port, Jubair, a local from Teknaf Town said.
Some local people and fishermen saw the dead body in the bank of the Naff River on December 6, at morning and then they informed to the Teknaf police station, he added.

A Rohingya woman, (30), wearing Burmese clothes – sarong and blouse – was rescued from the bank of the Naff River and sent to Cox’s Bazar for autopsy, a police officer Mofizul Islam from Teknaf police station said.

On December 5, more than 30 Rohingya people including men, women, and children were trying to cross the Naff River border by boats and it was capsized in the Naff River while the Burmese military and Border Guard Police (BGB) chased and fired it, according to Rafique, a Bangladeshi fisher man said.

Dozens are missing and feared drowned after a boat packed with Rohingya fleeing violence in Myanmar and trying to reach Bangladesh sank in Naff River – a border line between Burma and Bangladesh – on December 5.

However, five dead bodies including children were recovered from the Burma side, on November 5, Rakib said from Maungdaw.

However, hundreds of Rohingyas including women, children and men have been killed, slaughtered, burnt and missing in crackdown by the Burmese military in northern Arakan since October 9. Therefore, many Rohingya people are trying to enter the Bangladesh from Burma for their safety but unfortunately, they are also dying in the Naff River, Ahamed Hossain, a local from Cox’s Bazar said.

According to a Bangladeshi fisherman, there were at least 31 Rohingya on board.

At least 10,000 have arrived in Bangladesh, the United Nations said last week, but, local Bangladeshi claimed more than 30,000 entered.

Myanmar has denied allegations of abuse, but has also banned foreign journalists and independent investigators from accessing the area to investigate.

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