Migrants rescued from sinking boat off Indonesia's Aceh

Friday, 15 May 2015 - 22:11

More than 700 migrants from Bangladesh and Myanmar have been rescued from a sinking boat off Indonesia's coast.

Reports say another boat was turned back by the Indonesian navy.

The fate of another vessel of stranded migrants off the coast of Thailand is unclear after it was towed it out of Thai waters.

Human Rights Watch has warned of deadly "human ping pong" in the Andaman sea, where thousands more are believed to be adrift, struggling to land.


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