Two more asylum seeker boats rescued

Two more asylum seeker boats rescued

More than 130 asylum seekers have been rescued from two separate boats headed to Australia overnight, with most of them now being transferred to Christmas Island.

Indonesian authorities have rescued a boatload of 54 people including a number of women and a baby girl,  while the two Indonesian crew have been arrested.

Meanwhile, another 82 people are reported to have been rescued by a merchant vessel near West Java.

The 80 passengers have been transferred to Christmas Island, while the two crewman have also been taken by Indonesisan authorities.

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