August 31, 2017 / 6:56 AM / a year ago

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.

New Rohingya refugees wait to enter the Kutupalang makeshift refugee camp, in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, August 30, 2017. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain

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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