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Dozens of Rohingya missing as Myanmar cyclone looms

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Rescuers were on Tuesday searching for 58 missing Rohingya Muslims whose boat capsized in western Myanmar as they fled a looming cyclone, state media said, as the storm threatened thousands living in makeshift camps. 

Children brave the rain at a camp for displaced people in Sittwe, Myanmar, on May 14, 2013. Dozens of Rohingya Muslims are missing after their boats capsized off Myanmar as they fled a looming cyclone, police said, amid fears tens of thousands of displaced people are in the path of the storm.

The boat, which sank after hitting rocks in a coastal waterway on Monday night, was one of seven vessels carrying Rohingya seeking out higher ground from a camp in Pauktaw township in Rakhine state, according to state television.

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