2nd batch of Rohingyas starts reaching Bhasan Char

COX’S BAZAR, Dec 29, 2020 (BSS) – A navy vessel carrying over 400 Rohingyas reached Bhasan Char in Noakhali this afternoon while four remaining vessels are en route.

This second batch of Rohingyas comprising 1,804 people are being relocated to Bhasan Char.

Over 1,800 Rohingyas boarding on five ships left Chattogram Boat Club for Bhasan Char around 9:15am.

The Rohingyas arrived in Chattogram from various camps in Cox’s Bazar on Monday.

Later, they gathered on Ukhiya Degree College ground and started for Chattogram boarding on 30 buses from around 11:30am to 4pm.

An official of the refugee and repatriation commissioner’s office said, Rohingyas who were voluntarily interested in relocating to Bhasan Char, on Sunday registered their names at the offices of their respective camps.

Earlier, 1,642 Rohingyas were taken to Bhasan Char on December 4 in the first phase.


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