Thursday, April 2, 2015   

Four Bangladeshis killed in Burma as gas row escalates
(11-03 17:12)

Four Bangladeshi woodcutters were shot dead after trespassing into neighboring Burma, a security official said, amid an escalating row over gas and oil between the two nations.

Bangladesh border security force commanding officer Colonel Naim said the woodcutters' mutilated bodies had been found late Sunday by relatives two kilometers inside Burma at the foot of a hilly pass.

The two countries share a 90-kilometer unfenced border along hilly and porous terrain.

Naim said the bodies were badly disfigured and officials in Bangladesh would be contacting border forces in Burma as part of their investigation into the killings.

On Saturday, Bangladesh accused Burma of exploring for gas in disputed waters of the Bay of Bengal.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE   
Other World breaking news:
Vancouver named Canada's most traffic-congested city (6 mins ago)
(Update) At least 54 dead in trawler sinking off Russia's Far East (20 mins ago)
K-pop icons Big Bang announce world tour (20 mins ago)
Joni Mitchell fans sending good vibes to hospitalized singer (45 mins ago)
Decade after John Paul II's death, Polish church adrift (46 mins ago)
Four killed in fiery blast at Mexico oil rig (47 mins ago)
Chowchilla school bus kidnapper wins release from prison (49 mins ago)
Aliens have never invaded Japan: defense minister (51 mins ago)
More than 50 dead greyhounds found dumped in Australia (1 hr 11 mins ago)
Emergency water rationing in California (1 hr 32 mins ago)

More breaking news >>

© 2015 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.