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People watch as bodies of children and other Rohingya refugees are transported after their boat with passengers fleeing from Myanmar capsized off the Inani beach near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh September 28, 2017. More than 100 Rohingya were on board the vessel when it capsized in rough seas around 5:30pm (11:30am GMT 28/09/2017) on Thursday close to Patuwartek, some 8km of Inani Beach in Cox's Bazar District.
Seventeen survivors were found, along with 15 bodies of women and children, police said. "The Rohingya [survivors] are saying there were more than 100 on the boat," Police inspector Mohamed Kai Kislu "We fear we will find more bodies," he added. Nurul Islam, a 22-year-old survivor from Rathedaung Township, District Sittwe, Rakhine State, Myanmar, said he had boarded the boat from Go Zon Dia, a Rohingya village along the Naf river, at 10pm on Wednesday (4am GMT on Thursday). He confirmed that more than 100 people, mostly women and children, were on board the boat. An unprecedented 430,000 Rohingya refugees, over 240,000 of them children, have fled Rakhine State in Myanmar into Cox's Bazar district of Bangladesh.
Minors make up at least 60 per cent of the 430,000 Rohingya who have crossed the border to Bangladesh over the past few weeks. Highly traumatised, they are arriving malnourished and injured after walking for days to the safety of Bangladesh.
Children arriving in the camps have endured long and dangerous journeys. Many have witnessed violence and lost family members.