- Title: By land, river and sea, Rohingya make their escape from Myanmar
- Date: 6th September 2017
- Summary: TEKNAF, COX'S BAZAR, BANGLADESH (SEPTEMBER 6, 2017) (REUTERS) ROHINGYA FAMILIES WAITING ON SIDE OF ROAD NEAR THE BAY OF BENGAL IN COX'S BAZAR WOMAN WITH YOUNG CHILD WAITING ON SIDE OF ROAD VARIOUS OF ROHINGYA FAMILIES STANDING ON SIDE OF ROAD WIDE OF ROHINGYA FAMILIES ARRIVING IN BANGLADESH WOMEN WALKING WITH CHILDREN VARIOUS OF PEOPLE WALKING AND CARRYING BELONGINGS VARIOUS OF TWO MEMBERS OF BANGLADESH BORDER GUARD WALKING WITH ROHINGYA FAMILIES TWO YOUNG MEN CARRYING INJURED WOMAN MEN CARRYING INJURED WOMAN WOMAN'S INJURED FOOT MAN TALKING TO HIS WIFE WITH INJURED FOOT (SOUNDBITE) (Bengali) ROHINGYA MAN, HUSBAND OF INJURED WOMAN, HASIMULLAH, SAYING: "When the Myanmar police set fire on our houses, a policeman hit her leg and she was injured." INJURED MAN BEING CARRIED ON THE SHOULDERS OF RELATIVE MAN'S INJURED LEG (SOUNDBITE) (Bengali) INJURED ROHINGYA MAN, MOHAMMAD RAFIQ, SAYING: "When I was crossing the border, Myanmar police hit me and my leg was broken." VARIOUS OF ROHINGYA PEOPLE WALKING THROUGH WOODLAND AFTER ARRIVING BY BOAT VARIOUS OF ROHINGYA FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN VARIOUS OF BANGLADESHIS HANDING OUT FOOD AND WATER TO NEWLY ARRIVED ROHINGYA PEOPLE VARIOUS OF ROHINGYA FAMILIES SITTING IN BACK OF MOVING TRACTOR NEWLY ARRIVED ROHINGYAS RESTING ON ROADSIDE AT TEKNAF BOATS NEAR THE NAF RIVER ON BANGLADESH-MYANMAR BORDER
- 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: LVA0016XGN03R
- 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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