Fishermen in western Indonesia rescued more than 60 ethnic Rohingya asylum-seekers from Myanmar found adrift in a wooden boat, police said on Friday, in the second such arrival this week.
This file photo shows ethnic Rohingya people, part of a 121 strong group, arriving at a shelter in Punteuet, Aceh province, on February 27, 2013, after being found adrift by fishermen off the northernmost tip of Sumatra island. Fishermen have rescued another 63 Rohingya, found adrift in a wooden boat on Thursday, in the second such arrival this week.
The vessel with no engine had 23 children on board and was found drifting off the eastern coast of Sumatra island near the province of Aceh.
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