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Wild elephants trample Rohingya refugees to death

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COX’S BAZAR — At least four Rohingya refugees were trampled to death by an elephant in a makeshift camp in the Cox’s Bazar area of Bangladesh on Saturday morning.

A woman and three young children, who had fled violence in their home country of Burma, were killed when the animal stormed their temporary shelter in the Balukhali camp, where tens of thousands of refugees are living.

The deaths of the woman, two 9-year-old and 6-year-old girls, and one 1-year-old boy were confirmed by Abdul Khayer, the officer in charge of the Ukhiya police station in the area.

Two other people were also injured in what is now the second fatal attacked by wild elephants in the area. A two-year-old boy and an elderly man were trampled to death while sleeping in their shelter last month.

More than 530,000 refugees from Myanmar have fled to Bangladesh over the last two months since attacks by Rohingya militants on security posts triggered a Myanmar army operation that the United Nations has described as ethnic cleansing.

Many trees on the forested hills of Balukhali in southern Bangladesh, where the incident took place, have been chopped down to house the massive influx of Rohingya.

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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team

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KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.

PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.

Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.

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