200 Rohingya intercepted off Phuket
- Published: 29 Jan 2013 at 15.34
- Online news:
About 200 illegal Rohingya migrants were found crammed inside a vessel searched by marine police and naval officers off Racha Noi island in Phuket’s Muang district on Tuesday morning.
The boat was initially spotted floating between Racha Yai and Racha Noi islands by local fishermen on Monday.
They provided the passengers with food and water and informed the authorities. They suggested the boat people land on Racha Noi, Phuket's southernmost island, because it was uninhabited. Some of the migrants reportedly camped on the island overnight, but most remained in the boat.
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