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Body of nine-year-old asylum seeker found

Wednesday, November 02, 2011 - 01:08

Nov.2 - An Indonesian fisherman recovers the body of a nine- year-old asylum seeker who drowned after the boat he was in capsized on its way to Australia, killing at least eight. Simon Hanna reports.

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upsot family screaming Tragedy in Indonesia after the body of a nine-year-old Iranian asylum seeker is recovered off the coast of Java. The family of Mahdi Ali Moradi were heartbroken as they entered the morgue to indentify him. His mother couldn't be held back as she clung to his body for the last time. The nine-year-old was one of at least eight people who died when the wooden boat he was in capsized off the coast. Reports suggest the boat, carrying mostly Iranian men women and children en route to Australia, was carrying around 70 people. Indonesian fisherman and rescue workers pulled eight bodies and around 50 survivors out of the water on Wednesday. A rise in asylum seekers travelling through Indonesian waters to reach Australia has caused a political problem for both nations. Indonesia has long been used as a transit point on perilous journeys to destination countries. Simon Hanna Reuters.

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Body of nine-year-old asylum seeker found

Wednesday, November 02, 2011 - 01:08