Speaking to media on the army-led press trip, Maung Ba, a 32-year-old Hindu, said several of his relatives were among those brutally murdered.'I identified them based on their clothes and body shape,' he said solemnly.

Ni Maul, a Hindu leader who has helped with the search, said authorities found the graves using testimony from eight Hindu women who were spared and brought to Bangladesh after they agreed to convert to Islam.'They kept the beautiful eight women alive to marry,' he said.

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Pictured are a group of Rohingya at a transit shelter in Bangladesh The beauty queen has since disputed the claims of the competition's organisers and said 'none of their accusations were serious enough to dethrone her' in a Facebook post.

The campaign has been denounced by the United Nations as ethnic cleansing.

Locals have helped identify 25 of the corpses, according to the government's Information Committee.

Hindus who fled the area have told AFP that masked men stormed into their community that day and hacked victims to death with machetes before dumping them into freshly-dug pits.

Soldiers say they are still searching for another 48 missing Hindus who are feared dead after the discovery of mass graves in Rakhine state containing skeletal remains, including of women and children.

Army chiefs say the villagers were killed by Rohingya militants who also attacked police outposts.

Speaking in English, Miss Eain Si said ARSA, branded a terrorist organisation by Myanmar authorities, was 'acting as if they are the oppressed' and said its recent attacks were 'out of proportion'.

More than half a million Rohingya have fled from the Myanmar military crackdown in Rakhine State to Bangladesh after it was launched in late August.

Four Hindu women displaced in Bangladesh told AFP they were among the eight who escaped the massacre in the same area of Kha Maung Seik, with eight children in tow.'We begged for our lives, asking they spare the women,' 22-year-old Bina Sheel told AFP at a small village for Hindu refugees in the Bangladeshi border district of Cox's Bazar.'They asked if we would marry them.