BRIEF – Shooting in illegal vessel near Burma border leaves five dead

At least five illegal migrant workers were killed and 181 more were injured during a clash on a ship bound for Malaysia in the Bay of Bengal near the southeastern border of Bangladesh and Burma, according to a report from Xinhua. The vessel, carrying more than 300 illegal migrants, got stuck near Saint Martin’s island when smugglers opened fire on the migrants after a clash erupted over insufficient food for the passengers. The migrants are believed to be from Burma and Thailand.