370,000 flee Myanmar, exodus continuing: UN

12 Sep 2017, 16:00

Smoke is seen on Myanmar's side of border as Rohingya refugees get off a boat after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border through the Bay of Bengal in Shah Porir Dwip, Bangladesh September 11, 2017. Photo: Reuters

Cox’s Bazar: An estimated 370,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees have fled to Bangladesh from violence in Myanmar since late August, a spokeswoman for the U.N. refugee agency, Vivian Tan, said on Tuesday.

The government of Buddhist-majority Myanmar says its security forces are fighting Rohingya militants behind a surge of violence that began on 25 August. Many of the refugees say Myanmar authorities are intent on pushing Rohingya out of the country.