Photos of Afghans Killed in Australian Boat Explosion Released (News)

Clockwise from top:  Muzafar Ali Safarali, Mohammad Ali Ayubi, Baquer Husani, Mohammed Amini Zamen and Awaz Nader.

Clockwise from top: Muzafar Ali Safarali, Mohammad Ali Ayubi, Baquer Husani, Mohammed Amini Zamen and Awaz Nader.

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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2 responses to “Photos of Afghans Killed in Australian Boat Explosion Released (News)

  1. I want to know if you have some news or information about the missing bot with 107 on board Afghan asylum seeker on october 2009 which left Indonisia to Australia, since that date we heard nothing.Write me back if you you know something. my e-mail (ali-qawir@ hotmail.com)best regard Ali qawir sweden

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