Rescue bid as migrant boat sinks off Indonesia

A rescue operation is under way after a boat carrying hundreds of asylum seekers sank off the Indonesian island of Java.

Strong waves wrecked the wooden boat about 90km (55 miles) out to sea, rescue officials said.

At least 250 people were said to be on board, although some reports put the number nearer to 400.

The boat was believed to be heading for Australia carrying asylum seekers from Afghanistan, Turkey and Iran.

Read more in BBC News Asia-Pacafic

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About Antoni Uni

I am born in Haarlem, the Netherlands, and went to Spain, l'Escala - Costabrava, in 1988. After 15 years I made a mistake and went travelling in S.E. Asia. and in 2005 I dropped down in Bangkok where I still live. Mijn website met foto's is: http://www.antoniuniphotography.com/
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