Wild elephants have attacked a camp where Rohingya refugees were sleeping, killing a woman and her three children in southern Bangladesh.
District forest official Mohammed Ali Kabir said a herd of elephants entered the Balukhali camp in Ukhiya town early on Saturday and trampled tents where several refugees were sleeping.
.4/ Ariel image of wild elephant in Balukhali spotted during site surveying. pic.twitter.com/T8SnXdgGvI— IOM Bangladesh (@IOMBangladesh) October 14, 2017
He said four other people were injured in the attack.
It was the third attack by wild elephants on the refugees in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar district, which borders Myanmar. At least seven people died in the two previous attacks.
It came as the discovery of three decomposed bodies in Bangladesh, thought to be of Rohingya refugees from a boat that capsized a week ago, raised the number of deaths in the accident to 34, including at least 18 children.
The bodies were found by people in Shah Porir Dwip village, situated off the Bay of Bengal close to Galar Char - where a boat capsized on October 8 - Main Uddin, the officer-in-charge of Teknaf police station in southeastern Bangladesh, said.
More than 525,000 Rohingya refugees have fled Myanmar since late August and have taken shelter in Bangladesh.