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Dozens of Rohingya flee camps by boat, reviving memories of 2015 tragedy


File photo of Rohingya refugees drifting in a boat off Southern Thailand in 2015. - AFP

File photo of Rohingya refugees drifting in a boat off Southern Thailand in 2015. - AFP

YANGON/COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Dozens of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar and Bangladesh have boarded boats to try to reach Malaysia, officials and aid workers said on Thursday, raising fears of a fresh wave of such dangerous voyages after a 2015 crackdown on people smugglers.

One boat attempted to set sail from the southern coast of Bangladesh on Wednesday, the coast guard said, while several vessels left Rakhine state in western Myanmar, according to Rohingya leaders, aid workers and a monitoring group.

   

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