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Myanmar hands over 9 Bangladeshi fishermen

Myanmar on Wednesday returned nine Bangladeshi fishermen, caught from the Bay of Bengal, to Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB).

The fishermen were handed over following a flag meeting between the border security forces of Bangladesh and Myanmar in the morning.

On November 10, the fishermen were fishing in the south Bay of Bengal, two kilometers away from St Martin’s Island.

Suddenly, the engine of their fishing trawler stopped working and sea tides took them to Myanmar’s maritime area.

Then Border Guard Police held them, Lieutenant Colonel Md Faisal Hasan, commander of BGB Battalion-2, said.

Following the incident, BGB has been trying to bring them back, he said. “And the returnees have been sent to institutional quarantine.”

Source: United News of Bangladesh