A vessel with some 40 Sri Lankans onboard is believed to have been stranded off Indonesia, the Indonesian media reported today. According to one report a rescue team has been sent to the vessel from Padang. The vessel has reportedly faced engine failure and was stranded off Mentawai Islands. Some reports said that a few onboard the vessel had died of poor health. It was not known if the vessel was an asylum boat heading to Australia.]]>


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