- Title: By land, river and sea, Rohingya make their escape from Myanmar
- Date: 6th September 2017
- Summary: WOMEN AND CHILDREN FROM THE VILLAGE LOOKING ON WIDE OF MYANMAR-BANGLADESH BORDER ON THE NAF RIVER / POST OF BORDER SECURITY FORCES SEEN IN DISTANCE (SOUNDBITE) (English) COMMANDER OF THE BANGLADESH COAST GUARD, LIEUTENANT FAYSAL, SAYING: "This is the Naf river, you can see Rohingya peoples they are trying to cross the border from the Naf river. Today morning at around 07.30 locals reported that one boat had been capsized & six dead bodies were found, most of them were children and women." MORE BOATS ON THE BANK OF THE NAF RIVER
- Embargoed: 20th September 2017 18:58
- Keywords: Rohingya families fleeing Myanmar Naf river on Myanmar-Bangladesh border boat capsized Rohingya victims
- Location: TEKNAF, COXâ€™S BAZAR, BANGLADESH
- City: TEKNAF, COXâ€™S BAZAR, BANGLADESH
- Country: Bangladesh
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace
- Reuters ID: LVA0036XGN03R
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS GRAPHIC MATERIAL (SHOTS 22-23)
Hundreds of Rohingya Muslims crossed the border into Bangladesh on Wednesday (September 6) morning as they fled violence in Myanmar.
Reuters reporters in the Cox's Bazar region of Bangladesh witnessed boatloads of exhausted Rohingya arriving by crossing the Naf river bordering with Myanmar.
The number of refugees arriving in Bangladesh from Myanmar's Rakhine state since militant attacks there on Aug. 25 could reach up to 300,000, said Dipayan Bhattacharyya, who is Bangladesh spokesman for the World Food Programme (WFP).
Newly arrived Rohingyas told authorities that three boats carrying a total of more than 100 people capsized in the early hours of Wednesday. A coastguard commander said six bodies, including three children, had washed ashore.
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