37 Bangladeshi migrants return from Myanmar

Dhaka, June 19 (IANS) Thirty-seven Bangladeshi migrants have returned home after being rescued by the Myanmar authorities at sea, a media report said on Friday.

The migrants were brought back by Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) personnel and will be taken to the port town of Cox’s Bazaar where they would be handed over to police and the civil administration, bdnews24.com reported.

According to a BGB officer, the district administration will make arrangements to hand them over to their families after immigration formalities and interrogation, he added.

He also said the 37 were from Habiganj, Kishoreganj, Bogra, Sirajganj, Sunamganj, Madarpur and Jamalpur districts.

After the rescue of 208 boat people on May 21, Myanmar claimed 200 of them were Bangladeshi nationals.

The BGB returned 150 of them after checking their identities on June 8.

On May 29, Myanmar Navy rescued 727 migrants off their waters, identified as Bangladeshis and Rohingya Muslims.

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