Posted by: nativeiowan | December 15, 2010

the price poeple will pay to be free…

Sea scoured for victims after asylum shipwreck
THURSDAY, 16 DECEMBER 2010 08:34

ABC: Rescue crews are preparing to resume the search for victims of yesterday’s Christmas Island shipwreck as the Federal Government said up to 100 people may have been on the boat which was smashed to pieces on rocks yesterday morning.

Twenty-eight people, including some children, are now known to have died in the tragedy. Another 44 are confirmed to have been rescued from rough seas near Flying Fish Cove.
This morning, Immigration Minister Chris Bowen said between 70 and 100 people were believed to have been on the boat, which was carrying asylum seekers from Iran and Iraq.

He said 11 of those rescued appear to be children.


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