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More than 500,000 Rohingya refugees have fled to Bangladesh: UN

The new figure of 501,800 was due mainly to the counting of refugees not previously included in the tally rather than a dramatic increase in arrivals

AFP| PTI  |  Cox's Bazar 

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The number of who have fled to since violence broke out in Myanmar's Rakhine state on August 25 has exceeded half a million, the said on Thursday.

The new figure of 501,800 -- up from around 480,000 -- was due mainly to the counting of not previously included in the tally rather than a dramatic increase in arrivals.

First Published: Thu, September 28 2017. 21:18 IST
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