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Refugee Boat Capsizes Near Bangladesh, 12 Killed
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9 Oct 2017 11:25 AM EST

At least 12 Rohingya refugees, including 10 children, died after their boat capsized as they tried to flee Myanmar for Bangladesh, officials told CNN.A fishing trawler capsized on the Naf River late Sunday evening local time, said Ariful Islam, commanding officer of the Bangladesh Border Guard in Teknaf, on the border with Myanmar.Islam said his team rescued 13 people by pulling them from the water into their boats." He added it was unclear how many people were on board the boat or if any are still missing: The 12 dead bodies were found washed ashore on the southern tip of Bangladesh.At least 519,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh since late August after fleeing violence in Myanmar.

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