Local fisherman bring survivors back to shore.
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Hundreds missing after boat sinks off Java

Rescuers in Indonesia are searching for hundreds of people who are missing after a fishing boat sank off the country's main island of Java.

The wooden boat was believed to be heading for Australia, carrying migrants from Afghanistan, Turkey and Iran.

Local reports say there were 380 people on board.

From Indonesia, the BBC's Karishma Vaswani reports.

  • 18 Dec 2011