Bodies of two more Rohingyas recovered from in St Martin’s

United News of Bangladesh . Cox’s Bazar | Published: 16:50, Feb 17,2020


Coast guard members collect information about the Rohingyas, who were rescued following a trawler capsize in the Bay of Bengal, at Saint Martin’s Iland in Cox’s Bazar on 11 February. — New Age file photo

The Bangladesh Coast Guard recovered two more bodies from Paschimpara beach in St Martin’s Island of Teknaf upazila on Monday.

Station commander of coast guard, Teknaf, Lieutenant M Sohel Rana, said that coast guard members recovered the bodies of the two unidentified men from the Bay around 9:30am.

Earlier, coast guard members recovered two other bodies from the Bay of Bengal near Chhera Dwip on Friday evening and Saturday.

The incident of trawler capsize took place in early hours of February 11 near the St Martin’s Island, leaving at least 15 Rohingyas dead.

Seventy three passengers were rescued alive.

A case was filed over the incident accusing 19 human traffickers and police have so far arrested 10 of them.

Want stories like this in your inbox?

Sign up to exclusive daily email