Update May 14, 2015

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Migrant boat found in Thai waters

Sumel Sarker


Migrant boat found in Thai waters

14 May 2015, Nirapad News: A boat crammed with scores of Rohingya migrants, including many young children, was found drifting in Thai waters Thursday, according to a media reporter at the scene, with passengers saying several people had died over the last few days.

Dozens of visibly weak-looking people were on the deck of the stricken vessel, which was found apparently adrift several kilometers off the southern Thai island of Koh Lipe, in the Andaman Sea.

‘About 10 people died during the journey. We threw their bodies into the water,’ one migrant shouted in Rohingya to a boat carrying reporters, according to The Straits Times.

‘There are 300 of us…. we have been at sea for two months. We want to go to Malaysia but we have not reached there yet.’

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