20 dead as asylum boat sinks off Indonesia

2013-09-27 14:49


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Jakarta - At least 20 people, mostly children, have drowned and many are missing after an Australia-bound boat carrying Middle Eastern asylum-seekers sank off Indonesia, police said on Friday.

"Local people found 20 dead bodies floating in the water, most of them are children," said Warsono, a police official in Cianjur district of West Java province on Indonesia's main island of Java.

He added that the boat was believed to have been carrying 120 people, and that 25 adults had so far been rescued alive.

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