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Source: The Age
Jakarta : Indonesia | almost 2 years ago
Michael Bachelard Asylum seekers who were plucked from the sea as their friends drowned around them say five ships passed them during their two days in the ocean but refused their pleas...
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Australian Boat Capsizes, Killing Hundreds

Transcript by BY EVAN BUSH ANCHOR LAUREN ZIMA They were searching for a better life -- immigrants from Afghanistan, Iran and Turkey seeking asylum on Australian territory. Now, though -- many are missing after their ticket to freedom, a wooden boat, has sunk. CNN has the story "Also search and rescue operations under way after a migrant boat sank off the coast of java in Indonesia. Two people confirmed dead. More than 100 still missing. Emergency officials telling CNN almost 90 people have been rescued. 200 People were on-board the wooden boat when it capsized, traveling to the Australian territory of Christmas Island." The refugees were all asylum seekers being smuggled to Australia. The BBC reports dozens have been saved ... but no one knows for sure how many people are actually missing from the questionable trip. "But the number of people on board is conflicting. From 250 right up to 400 on a fishing vessel designed only to take at best 100 people. ... Nothing official about this -- no numbers are going to be exact." Indeed, reports are that the overload of people likely contributed to the boat's capsizing. And The Los Angeles Times says bad weather made it difficult to rescue survivors. "Turbulent seas stymied efforts Sunday to locate more than 200 asylum seekers who authorities believe perished when their overcrowded ship sank ... Scrambling rescuers have rescued only 33 people from the choppy waters, including two children, ages 8 and 10, who were <b>...</b>
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