`3000 Rohingya Muslims killed in Myanmar's since Aug 25'

`3000 Rohingya Muslims killed in Myanmar's since Aug 25'

The bodies of ten children, one man, and an elderly woman have been recovered from the boat.

He said it would be hard for Bangladesh to send back the Rohingya, who have fled the violent "ethnic cleansing" in Rakhine that began once again on August 25, to Myanmar without support from worldwide community.

The capsizing occurred near the Shah Porir Dwip in Bangladesh's southern coastal district of Cox's Bazar as the boat was moving toward Bangladesh late Sunday.

More than 10,000 cases of diarrhoea have been diagnosed over the last week, the World Health Organization said, with concern rising that cases of cholera - a virulent form of diarrhoea that can kill within 36 hours - may also be on the rise.

The Rohingya are a stateless Muslim minority who have long faced persecution in Myanmar, which regards them as illegal immigrants from Bangladesh.

At least 12 Rohingya refugees, majority children, drowned and scores more were missing Monday after their overloaded boat capsized. It is thought that more than 60 refugees died just last week after another boat capsized. Due to this crackdown by Myanmar army, thousands of Rohingya Muslims living in the region fled the country.

Islamist parties, including Hefazat, have staged several demonstrations over the issue in recent weeks and some firebrand leaders have called on the government to go to war with Myanmar to liberate Rakhine for the persecuted Rohingya.

"We feel deeply sorry for the reaction from worldwide countries based on news without truth".

Since 25 August 2017, an estimated 500 000 Royingya fleeing violence in Myanmar's Rakhine State have crossed the border into Cox's Bazar in neighbouring Bangladesh.

The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army, deemed a terrorist organisation by the Myanmar government, launched a series of attacks on police and military posts in late August, which led to a military offensive in response.

While the worst of the violence appears to have abated, insecurity, food shortages and tensions with Buddhist neighbours are still driving thousands of Rohingya to make the arduous trek to Bangladesh.

Most of the Rohingyas cross the Naf river at its narrowest point.