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Myanmar returns nine Bangladeshi fishermen

| Updated: November 26, 2020 21:55:32

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Myanmar has 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 on Wednesday.

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, reports UNB.

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."

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