An asylum-seeker boat heading for Australia has sunk off Java in Indonesia with unconfirmed reports Wednesday that as many as 100 people are dead or missing.
Indonesian marines look towards a rescue boat carrying asylum-seekers at Merak seaport on August 31, 2012. A different asylum-seeker boat heading for Australia has sunk off Java, authorities confirmed.
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) confirmed to AFP that a rescue operation was underway, but said it was being coordinated by Indonesian authorities.
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