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Survivors recount boat sinking off Australia

The overloaded vessel had at least 200 refugees on board, many of them children.

Last Modified: 25 Jul 2013 16:44
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Less than a week after Australia announced its new refugee policy, at least 11 bodies have been pulled from the waters off Indonesia after a boat carrying asylum seekers sank on Tuesday.

The overloaded vessel had at least 200 refugees on board, many of them were children.

Al Jazeera's Step Vaessen reports from Sukabumi.

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