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Rohingya Muslims: Forest Area and Elephant Herds

rohingya muslims: Four other people, including the woman's husband, were injured in the attack, Kabir said, according to The Chronicle Herald. Many others fled to safety when they heard the elephants approaching. A herd of elephants entered the Balukhali camp in Ukhiya town early Saturday and trampled tents where several refugees were sleeping, said district forest official Mohammed Ali Kabir. Officials said the new camp was built in a forest area that was earlier frequented by elephant herds. More than 500,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled from Myanmar's Rakhine state to neighbouring Bangladesh since Aug. 25, when Myanmar security forces responded to attacks by a militant Rohingya group with a broad crackdown on the long-persecuted Muslim minority. The woman's husband, Abu Bakar Siddique, said Sunday that he had been released from the hospital, but that one of his children and some other relatives were still hospitalized. ( As reported in the news.