Child and women die in asylum seeker boat tragedy


A boy and a woman have died after the boat they were in capsized off the coast of Australia's Christmas Island.

They were among ninety five asylum seekers being transferred to an immigration facility.

Two large waves hit the vessel, causing it to turn over, Australia's Home Affairs Minister, Jason Clare, said.

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