Myanmar Boy Can’t Swim, Floats on Oil Drum to Bangladesh 1 234 567

Myanmar Boy Can’t Swim, Floats on Oil Drum to Bangladesh

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Nabi Hussain owes his life to a yellow plastic oil drum.The 13-year-old Rohingya boy couldn’t swim, and had never even seen the sea before fleeing his village in Myanmar. But he clung to the empty drum and struggled across the water with it for about 2.5 miles, all the way to Bangladesh.Rohingya Muslims escaping the violence in their homeland of Myanmar are now so desperate that some are trying to swim to safety in neighboring Bangladesh. In just a week, more than three dozen boys...

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