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Authorities say rescue under way for 200 asylum seekers in capsized boat in Indonesian waters

June 21, 2012 - 5:43 AM

CANBERRA, Australia - Australian authorities say Australian and Indonesian crews have launched a rescue for up to 200 asylum seekers aboard a boat that capsized in Indonesian waters.

Australian Customs Service said in a statement "up to 200 people could be on board" the boat, which capsized on Thursday about 200 kilometres (120 miles) north of the Australian Indian Ocean territory of Christmas Island.

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