About 40 migrants missing off Bangladesh after their boats sinks

January 29, 2015 9:29 AM

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DHAKA (Reuters) - About 40 illegal migrants heading from Bangladesh to Malaysia to look for work were missing on Thursday after their boat sank, police said.

A steady stream of people including job hunters and asylum seekers leaves Bangladesh and neighbouring Myanmar for Southeast Asia, often with the help of people-smuggling gangs. Accidents are common.

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