52 Rohingyas enter by raft through Shah Porir Dwip

08 Nov 2017, 22:13

Online Desk

Cox,s Bazar: Some 52 Rohingyas including 22 children, 17 women and 13 men entered Bangladesh through Shah Porir Dwip point in Teknaf upazila on Wednesday, crossing Naf River by a raft made of plastic bottles and bamboos.

All are residents of Buthidaung township of Rakhine state of Myanmar. Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) men intercepted them.

Lieutenant Colonel SM Ariful Islam, captain of BGB-2 confirming the incident said 52 Rohingyas entered Bangladesh through Shah Porir Dwip around 9am.

Earlier on Tuesday at least 300 Rohingyas entered Bangladesh through Naitangpara, Moheshkhalipara, Paschim Saikat and Shah Porir Dwip, and another at least 5/6000 Rohingyas were waiting at Dhaonkhalia area in Mongdu to enter Bangladesh.