Australian authorities have released photographs of the five Afghan asylum seekers who were killed in April in an explosion on their boat shortly after it was intercepted by Australian authorities near Ashmore Reef. The boat was attempting to travel to Australia from Indonesia. Some survivors of the blast were severely burned.
An investigation into the deaths is still in progress. Video of the incident reportedly shows Australian Defence personnel pushing survivors back into the water as they tried to swim to a rescue boat. The Northern Territory Coroner which is conducting an investigation has prevented the video footage from being made public.
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