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Rohingya boat sinks in Bangladesh - Five dead, dozens missing

Rohingya boat sinks in Bangladesh

The tragedy is the latest to hit Rohingya escaping what the UN has called "ethnic cleansing" by Myanmar authorities.

Nearly 200 people have died in around a dozen boats sinkings since the Rohingya influx began in late August after attacks my Muslim militants triggered what the Myanmar military has labelled "clearance operations".

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Landslides kill 53 in Bangladesh after heavy rain, dozens missing

Rangamati hill district

The highest 36 deaths were reported from Rangamati hill district where at least two army officers were also killed by the landslides. “So far we can confirm to you at least two of our officers were killed and several other personnel injured as they were on duty,” an army spokesman in Dhaka told PTI.

He said an army detachment was deployed to clear the road linking the port city with Rangamati as it was blocked by an overnight landslide but while they were working a fresh landslide buried them under tonnes of mud. “But so far we can confirm only two deaths,” he said.

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