Asylum seekers intercepted off Australian coast

Asylum seekers on Christmas Island, where a boat that has been intercepted will also be taken. [ABC]
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Asylum seekers on Christmas Island, where a boat that has been intercepted will also be taken. [ABC]

Last Updated: Sun, 29 Apr 2012 19:20:00 +1000

A boat carrying 164 asylum seekers has been intercepted north-west of Christmas Island.

The Federal Government says six crew members were also on board.

The group will be taken to the detention centre on Christmas Island for health and security checks.

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