Boat carrying asylum seekers sinks off Indonesia, 60 feared dead: media




 
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July 24th, 2013  
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Topic: Boat carrying asylum seekers sinks off Indonesia, 60 feared dead: media


SYDNEY (Reuters) - A boat carrying as many as 170 suspected asylum seekers bound for Australia has sunk off the south coast of Indonesia, with up to 60 people feared dead or missing, Australian media reported on Wednesday. The latest mishap at sea involving boat people came less than a week after Australia slammed the door on would-be refugees with a deal to send all boat arrivals to Papua New Guinea for assessment and eventual settlement. As many as 170 people were on board the vessel, which broke up in heavy seas late on Tuesday, News Ltd reported. ...

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