A thirteen year old boy Nabi Hussain who did not know swimming and had not even seen the sea owes his life to a plastic drum. He swam for about 2.5 miles from Myanmar to Bangladesh. According to him,violence against Muslims was so bad in Myanmar that many Muslims were fleeing the town and taking refuge in Bangladesh.
Already more than three dozen boys used cooking oil drums as rafts to cross the Naf river to reach Bangladesh. He was so scared and even thought that it would be his last day on earth but Providence saved him and he managed to swim to safety. His parents in Myanmar don’t know that he is alive. He said that most of their homes were torched by the Buddhist mob and soldiers that most Rohingya muslims have left the country. Due to their immense suffering, they thought that even drowning in the water would be a better option for them.