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Sri Lankans en route to Australia in boat stranded in Indonesia

By The Sydney Morning Herald World Headlines - Sun Jun 12, 5:14 am

Local fishermen discovered the boat of 44 Sri Lankans in Lhoknga in the district of Aceh Besar.

Local fishermen discovered the boat of 44 Sri Lankans in Lhoknga in the district of Aceh Besar. Photo: Raihal Fajri

A boat with 44 Sri Lankans, including a pregnant woman and nine children, who said they were on their way to Australia, have been found off of Aceh, a northern province of Indonesia.

Local fishermen discovered the boat at 11 am on Saturday in Lhoknga in the district of Aceh Besar.

Lhoknga police chief Zainudin told Fairfax Media the Sri Lankans did not have any passports or travel documents.

The Sri Lankans were not carrying any passports or travel documents.

The Sri Lankans were not carrying any passports or travel documents. Photo: Raihal Fajri

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