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379 more Rohingyas reach Bhasan Char

November 26, 2021 00:00:00

Rohingya board a ship as they are about to leave for Bhasan Char island in Noakhali district on Thursday — PID

CHATTOGRAM, Nov 25 (BSS): Another 379 more Rohingyas reached Bhasan Char from the city's Patenga Boat Club on Thursday under the supervision of Bangladesh Navy.

Earlier, they reached Patenga from Cox's Bazar's Ukhiya Balukhali camp and left for Bhasan Char with the help of two naval ships around 10 am today

after an overnight stay at a temporary transit camp of BAF Shaheen College.

Rear Admiral Mozammel Haque, Chattogram Region Commander of the Bangladesh Navy said that there were various rumours about Bhasan Char. Confidence among the Rohingyas has also returned after the departure of various organizations including the United Nations and UNHCR.

Now many are interested in going to Bhasan Char. About 0.1 million Rohingyas are being kept in Bhasan Char, he said.

The first group of 1,642 Rohingyas reached Bhasan Char on December 4, the second batch of 1,804 on December 29, in 2020 and the 3rd batch of 1,778

Rohingyas on January 29, fourth batch of 1,464 Rohingyas on January 30 and 5th batch of 2,010 Rohingyas reached on February 15 and 1,021 reached on February 16 and 2,260 reached on March 3 and last group of 1,750 Rohingayas reached Bhasan Char under the supervision of the Bangladesh Navy on March 4, the sources said.

Rear Admiral Mozemmel Hoque, told reporters that another 379 more Rohingyas reached Bhasan Char around 1.45 pm today.

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