About 60 people are now believed to have died when a boat carrying Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence capsized off Bangladesh, the UN says.
The boat overturned in rough seas late yesterday.
According to BBC News, a UN spokesman said 23 people were now confirmed dead and 40 more were “missing and presumed drowned”.
Dozens of Rohingya have already died trying to cross into Bangladesh amid a military crackdown in the state.
Violence erupted in Rakhine on August 25 when Rohingya militants attacked security posts, triggering a military crackdown.