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Refugee Vessel: Sighting Land and Neighbouring Bangladesh

refugee vessel: Several required medical attention for dehydration and exhaustion, local authorities said.article continues below Trending Stories Top 10 Star Wars accessories to awaken your vehicle Fan Expo Vancouver Wrap-up Robin Dunne Vancouver bike path critics ready to fight Cross-country runners race in best-of-five rivalry Fariq Muhammad said he paid the equivalent of about 150 for a place on the boat that left from Myanmar's Rakhine state, where a violent military crackdown on Rohingya has sparked an exodus of some 700,000 refugees over land into neighbouring Bangladesh since August, according to Vancouver Courier. The refugee vessel was intercepted by a Thai navy frigate and later escorted by a Thai patrol vessel until sighting land, said Fariq. The eight children, 25 women and 43 men were brought ashore on Friday afternoon at Bireuen in Aceh province on the island of Sumatra, the third known attempt by members of the ethnic minority to escape Myanmar by sea this month. The group believed the Thais understood they wanted to reach Malaysia and were dismayed when they realized they were in Indonesia, said Fariq, who gave the identification numbers of the Thai vessels. Our identity card was not given, so we were forced to go, he told The Associated Press on Saturday. We were forced to leave because we could not stay, could not work, so our lives became difficult in Myanmar. ( As reported in the news.