Asylum seeker boat capsizes near Christmas Island

July 16, 2013

A boat carrying up to 180 people has capsized near Christmas Island.

Australian authorities are coordinating a rescue operation 70 nautical miles north of the island.

Two Navy vessels – HMAS Albany and HMAS Warramunga – are at the scene.

More to follow.

Source: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-07-16/asylum-seeker-boat-capsizes-near-christmas-island/4824528

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