At least 9 dead after aid truck for Rohingya refugees crashes in Bangladesh

At least 9 dead after aid truck for Rohingya refugees crashes in Bangladesh
Date: 21.9.2017 17:00

A truck filled with humanitarian aid for Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh has veered off a road and fallen into a ditch, killing at least nine aid workers.

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An official with the International Committee of the Red Cross says all of those killed Thursday morning were Bangladeshi workers hired to distribute food packages to 500 Rohingya families along Bangladesh's border with Myanmar in Bandarban district. The official was not authorized to speak to media and spoke on condition of anonymity.
 
More than 420,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar's northern Rakhine state in less than a month, after violent clashes left hundreds of people killed and thousands of homes have been burned.
 
A Bangladeshi medical administrator, Aung Swi Prue, says six people died instantly in the crash, and three others died after reaching a hospital. Ten others were injured and are receiving treatment.

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