Different marine species, including sea turtles and dolphins, have been dying on Cox’s Bazar shore in recent times.
A possible retaliation by Myanmar forces to regain territories in Rakhine may force more Rohingyas to enter Bangladesh in the coming days, said Rohingya leaders living in Teknaf.
Amid fighting between Myanmar troops and the rebel Arakan Army on the other side of the Naf river, a small boat carrying five Rohingyas, including a woman with bullet wounds, arrived at the Shahporir Dwip jetty in Cox’s Bazar’s Teknaf yesterday evening.
Amid continuous fighting between Myanmar troops and the armed group called Arakan Army, many residents of Rakhine State have taken shelter on small boats on the Naf river along the border.
A total of 330 Myanmar nationals who crossed the border and took shelter in Bangladesh to escape the fighting between the Myanmar junta and the Arakan Army returned to their country yesterday.
Villagers of Ghumdhum area in Bandarban, who returned to their homes on Thursday after spending days at makeshift shelters, have been in constant fear as gunshots kept rocking the neighbourhoods at regular intervals yesterday.
After fierce fighting across the border from Cox's Bazar and Bandarban between the Myanmar army and rebel group Arakan Army over the last week, officials and locals said today that the intensity of battle has reduced over the last 24 hours
At least 68 Myanmar border guards, 15 of them bullet-hit, took refuge in Bandarban yesterday as fighting raged close to the border in the district’s Tumbru area.