63 trafficking victims returning home

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Thirty nine Bangladeshi trafficking victims, who had been rescued from Andaman Sea by the Thailand authorities, will return home this evening.

They will at land Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in a Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight around 7:30pm.

Among the returnees, 16 hailed from Sirajganj, five from Cox’s Bazar, four from Chittagong, three each from Narsingdi and Madaripur, two each from Faridpur, Chuadanga and Rangamati, and one each from Pabna and Magura districts, according to a press release of Bangladesh embassy in Bangkok.

The repatriation of these trafficking victims is fully sponsored by Bangladesh government, the press release said.

In the meantime, 24 Bangladeshis are scheduled to return from Indonesia by a Malaysian air after midnight, Mohammad Shakil Mansoor of International Organisation for Migration (IOM) told The Daily Star.