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Heartbroken Rohingya Refugees Bury Dead After Boat Capsizes

A boat carrying 130 Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar capsized Thursday off the Bay of Bengal. More than 60 are believed to have drowned.

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A man stands by a destroyed boat on Sept. 28 that washed up on the beach in Inani, Bangladesh, after it sunk in rough seas while carrying refugees.

The U.N. migration agency said that more than 60 people are either confirmed dead or missing and presumed dead following the shipwreck. The boat was carrying Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar. 

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People gather under heavy rain around bodies of Rohingya refugees after their boat capsized on Sept. 28.

The refugees were part of a new surge of people fleeing a Myanmar military campaign that began on Aug. 25 and has triggered an exodus of some 502,000 people.

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The body of a drowned Rohingya refugee lies in the sand. 

Buddhist-majority Myanmar rejects accusations of ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity and has denounced rights abuses.

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Drowned refugees lay on Inani beach on Sept. 28.

Photos: Desperate Rohingya Refugees Face Squalor at Crowded Bangladeshi Camp

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Bangladeshi women watch the bodies arrive at a school near Inani beach on Sept. 29.

U.N. chief Antonio Guterres has exhorted Myanmar's leaders to end the "nightmare" faced by Rohingya refugees fleeing an army campaign.

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A Bangladeshi woman holds the body of a Rohingya refugee.

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The bodies of children are washed by women in preparation for the funeral on Sept. 29.

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The bodies of children are prepared for the funeral. 

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A refugee mourns beside the bodies of his three children. 

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The bodies are carried to a mass grave on Sept. 29.

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The body of one of the refugees is covered before the mass funeral. 

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Bangladeshi women carry the body of a Rohingya refugee. 

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People watch as the bodies are prepared for the funeral.

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Bodies of Rohingya refugee children are prepared for the funeral. 

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The body of one of the children is covered before the funeral. 

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Prayers are conducted for the Rohingya victims. 

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Rohingya refugees are buried in a mass grave.

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People stand next to the covered bodies of Rohingya Muslim refugees on Sept. 29.

Photos: Over 123,000 Rohingya Refugees Flee Violence in Myanmar

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