Dozens of Rohingya Land in Bangladesh after Being Stranded at Sea for Weeks

Two Trawlers with about 500 Rohingya are Stranded after Being Turned Away by Malaysia


Dozens of Rohingya who were in one of the several boats stranded in the Bay of Bengal for weeks have landed on the coast of southern Bangladesh, the authorities said.

Security forces in Bangladesh said a small boat carrying about 40 people, including starving women and children had come ashore on Saturday.

There are fears that hundreds of people stuck at sea on vessels because of coronavirus restrictions.

Two trawlers believed to be carrying more than 500 Rohingya were stuck in the Bay of Bengal after being turned away by Malaysia.

Bangladesh has refused to let fishing boats land on its shores in light of the coronavirus pandemic.