29 Sep 2017

Dozens of Rohingya feared dead after boat capsizes

International Editor

The crisis for the Rohingya refugees grows. Dozens are feared dead after they fled their homeland in Myanmar and their boat capsized off Bangladesh. Survivors said the boat which had been avoiding coastguard patrols at sea had been anchored off Inani beach, in the Bay of Bengal.

It was within sight of land when rough seas led to it capsizing as it reportedly struck rocks.

A warning: there are some graphic and distressing images from the beginning of this report.