Burma Times Correspondent: April 30, 2015
A pregnant mother and her child both died during childbirth in Shaplapur of Bangladesh.
In the last week, the condition of 17 year Shafika Begum steadily deteriorated. The local midwife told her husband Yusuf Ali that she would not be able to handle the complicated delivery.
When Yusuf took his wife to the local doctor, he also said that the procedure was too complicated and urged admission to the Teknaf medical.
But Yusuf a poor fisherman could not afford the costs.
Shafika died on Tuesday afternoon.
She got married as a child, a fact that complicated the delivery and led to her death. Child marriage is still common among many Rohingyas.