August 31, 2017 / 6:58 AM / in a year

Around 27,400 Rohingya flee into Bangladesh from Myanmar- U.N. sources

DHAKA (Reuters) - Around 27,400 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh to escape violence in Myanmar during the past week and a further 20,000 are marooned in no man’s land between the two countries, three U.N. sources said on Thursday.

Bangladeshi border guards on Thursday recovered the bodies of 20 Rohingya women and children whose boat capsized as they fled Myanmar.

Reporting by Ruma Paul in DHAKA; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore

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