Boat reported as turned back with 3 additional passengers added

The crew of a boat carrying asylum seekers from Indonesia have reported to the Indonesian Navy that they were turned back by Australian ship, after 3 additional passengers had been added to their boat.

Media is now speculating that two of the three additional passengers may have been asylum seekers who had been detained on Christmas Island in February, of whom no further information has been available.

Click here to read the report in The Guardian. Click here to read a related report in the Sydney Morning Herald.

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