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Tuesday, 14 June 2016 - 8:55
Sri Lankans Rescued From Boat Adrift Near Indonesia - [Photos]
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A boatload of Sri Lankans bound for Australia are stranded in a rickety fishing boat off the coast of Aceh, Indonesia.

Pictures have emerged of the boatload, which include 20 men, 15 women- one who is pregnant - and nine children after they were found by Indonesian fishermen on Saturday.

The boat drifted into Indonesian waters off the town of Lhoknga, off the coast of the province of Aceh in Northern Indonesia.

Local authorities, who will not let the asylum seekers leave the boat because they lack proper paperwork, have told media the crew claimed the ship had suffered engine problems.

But engineers inspected the boat and believed it was OK to travel on to Christmas Island once choppy weather conditions subsided.

Click below for the images….

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