Published: Friday, May 17, 2013

Boat Capsize in Bay

15 kids among 22 found dead

They appear to be citizens of Mayanmar

15 kids among 22 found dead

Coast guard personnel recovered 22 bodies from Teknaf shore yesterday. The dead include 15 children and three women.
Babul Akhter, additional police commissioner of Cox’s Bazar, said a trawler had capsized with 200 Rohingyas in Myanmar two days ago and that the 22 dead might be among the victims of the accident.
However, Didar Ferdous, inspector of Teknaf Police Station, said a trawler carrying some passengers sank in the Bay of Bengal on Wednesday night, after cyclone Mahasen hit the coastal belts and the dead were among the passengers.
The 22 victims, most of them apparently Myanmar nationals, had set off for Malaysia from Teknaf on Wednesday, Didar said.
More bodies were still floating near the coast, said police quoting locals.
When asked why so many children were there, police said they might have wanted to go to their fathers who had already gone to Malaysia.