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He could not say how many people were missing, but survivors and officials have said the boat was carrying between 60 and 100 people. Ten of these were children and the other two were a man and an elderly woman, a Border Guard Bangladesh member told AFP.

The U.N. estimates 519,000 Rohingya have arrived from Rakhine state since August 25, when attacks by Rohingya militants on Myanmar security forces prompted a deadly crackdown by the military.

This latest photo was taken the day after a separate incident where 12 refugees, including five children, drowned on Sunday night near the southern tip of Bangladesh.

"No government, no aid agency in the world can say that they are fully prepared to cater for these many numbers of people", Faizullah said.

A senior police officer said they have stepped up surveillance in the camps to stop any such marriages and to combat trafficking of refugee girls or children, many of whom fled to Bangladesh unaccompanied by parents.

In another tragedy last month, at least 23 Rohingya died when their boat overturned near Inani beach close to Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar city.

Ahmed said many Rohingya avoided the main route on the Naf river following boat accidents and strict border patrols by security forces who have destroyed dozens of boats in an effort to curb the influx and drug smuggling.

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"We deeply regret the reaction from global countries based on the news without truth", said the lawmaker.

The mainly Muslim minority are widely disliked in Buddhist-majority Myanmar and are denied citizenship.

He said some 40 people in the boat were adult Rohingya Muslims fleeing their villages in Rakhine.

A girl holds an umbrella as Rohingya refugees arrive for prayer at a mosque near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Oct. 6. Most recently, on September 28, a boat carrying about 80 refugees overturned.

"It's (also) not a bilateral problem of Bangladesh and Myanmar".

Authorities have destroyed at least 30 wooden fishing vessels whose captains are accused of smuggling Rohingya and illegal drugs into the country.

The Nobel laureate has come under sharp global censure for failing to voice more sympathy for the Rohingya streaming out of her country.