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Friday, 29 September 2017 - 18:19
Sixty dead in Rohingya boat tragedy
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About 60 people are now believed to have died when a boat carrying Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar capsized off Bangladesh.

The boat overturned in rough seas late on Thursday (28).

A UN spokesperson said 23 people were now confirmed dead and 40 more were missing and presumed drowned.

Dozens of Rohingya have already died trying to cross into Bangladesh amid a military crackdown in Myanmar's Rakhine state.

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