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Nearly 30 Asylum Seekers Dead After Boat Sinks Off Australian Island
At least 27 people are dead after a wooden boat packed with asylum seekers smashed against jagged rocks in a storm off an Australian island.
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Dec. 15: People clamber on the rocky shore on Christmas Island during a rescue attempt as a boat breaks up in the background. A wooden boat packed with dozens of asylum seekers smashed apart on cliff-side rocks in heavy seas off an Australian island Wednesday, sending some to their deaths in churning whitewater.

(AP)

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Dec. 15: People clamber on the rocky shore on Christmas Island during a rescue attempt as a boat breaks up in the background. A wooden boat packed with dozens of asylum seekers smashed apart on cliff-side rocks in heavy seas off an Australian island Wednesday, sending some to their deaths in churning whitewater.

(AP)

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Dec. 15: An asylum seeker boat approaches the rocky shore on Christmas Island just before it breaks up on the rocks.

(AP)

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Dec. 15: An asylum seeker boat approaches the rocky shore on Christmas Island just before it breaks up on the rocks.

(AP)

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Dec. 15: An asylum seeker boat approaches the rocky shore on Christmas Island just before it breaks up on the rocks.

(AP)

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Dec. 15: People watch from the rocky shore on Christmas Island during a rescue attempt as a boat breaks up in the background.

(AP)

Nearly 30 Asylum Seekers Dead After Boat Sinks Off Australian Island

At least 27 people are dead after a wooden boat packed with asylum seekers smashed against jagged rocks in a storm off an Australian island.

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