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Rohingya refugee boat sinks
180 feared dead
“The waves were rough and the wind was strong as Jamal majhi's boat struggled to stay afloat. Inside, 180 people including women and children huddled together praying for their lives. The boat was small, in poor condition and very overcrowded. Jamal had earlier pleaded with Kefayetullah, the skipper of an accompanying boat carrying 104 Rohingya, to take his two young children onto his boat. Kefayetullah refused. At around 3am, on December 8, 2022, Jamal's boat sank claiming the lives of all on board.”
Abstracted from an article I wrote with Saiful Arakani for Dhaka Tribune, January 2023. It tells the story of a people smuggler ,Jamal majhi, and his ill-fated boat.
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