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  • Myanmar's Rohingya ethnic minority use a local boat to cross a stream after crossing over to the Bangladesh side of the border near Cox's Bazar's Dakhinpara area, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

  • A Bangladeshi rice farmer works the field, while Myanmar's Rohingya ethnic minority, background, arrive after crossing the border from Myanmar into Bangladesh, near Cox's Bazar's Gundum area, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017.  (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

  • Rohingya ethnic minority, who have just crossed over to Bangladesh from Myanmar, cook a meal near Cox's Bazar's Gundum area, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017.  (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

  • A Rohingya Muslim child places a kiss on his mother's cheek as they rest after having crossed over from Myanmar to the Bangladesh side of the border near Cox's Bazar's Teknaf area, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017.  (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

  • A Rohingya ethnic minority woman cradles her child at a temporary makeshift camp after crossing over from Myanmar into the Bangladesh side of the border, near Cox's Bazar's Gundum area, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

  • Rohingya ethnic minority members from Myanmar rest after crossing over to the Bangladesh side of the border near Cox's Bazar's Teknaf area, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017.  (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

  • A Rohingya ethnic minority from Myanmar carries an elderly woman as they alight from a local boat on which they crossed a river, after crossing over to the Bangladesh side of the border near Cox's Bazar's Dakhinpara area, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017. y. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

  • Myanmar's Rohingya ethnic minority walk on a muddy river bank upon crossing a stream on a local boat after crossing over to the Bangladesh side of the border near Cox's Bazar's Dakhinpara area, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017.  (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

  • Rohingya ethnic minority, who have just crossed over to Bangladesh from Myanmar, cook a meal near Cox's Bazar's Gundum area, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017.  (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Sunday, September 03, 2017 9:50 am

More Rohingya pour into Bangladesh; camps at full capacity

Associated Press

 

SHAH PORIR DWIP, Bangladesh – Aid officials say relief camps are reaching full capacity as thousands of Rohingya refugees continue to pour into Bangladesh fleeing violence in western Myanmar.

U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees spokeswoman Vivian Tan says some 73,000 people have crossed the border since violence erupted Aug. 25. Another aid official said earlier that more than 50 refugees have arrived with bullet injuries and have been moved to hospitals in Cox's Bazar.

Refugees reaching the Bangladeshi fishing village of Shah Porir Dwip described bombs exploding and Rohingya Muslims being burned alive in a military crackdown.

Both Myanmar's security officials and Rohingya insurgents are accusing each other of atrocities in Myanmar's Rakhine state. The military has said nearly 400 people, most of them insurgents, have died in clashes following rebel attacks on security posts.