At least 12 dead after boat carrying Rohingya refugees capsizes

Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh.
(Image credit: Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images)

At least 12 Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar, including five children, died Monday when the boat they were in capsized off the shore of Bangladesh.

There were up to 35 people on the overcrowded boat when it capsized, police said. Eight refugees survived, and it's unclear how many have been reported missing. A search and rescue mission is underway.

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