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Bangladesh sends more Rohingya to remote island

More than 1,400 Myanmar refugees set sail for vulnerable Bay of Bengal isle

Rohingya refugees sit on wooden benches on the deck of a navy vessel sailing to the Bhasan Char island, Noakhali district, Bangladesh, on Dec. 20, 2020.   © Reuters

DHAKA (Reuters) -- More than 1,400 Rohingya Muslim refugees set sail for a remote island in the Bay of Bengal on Saturday, a Bangladesh navy official said, despite opposition from rights groups concerned about the site's vulnerability to storms and flooding.

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