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Over 370 Migrants Rescued to Indonesia after 4 Months at Sea

The 102 are the latest in a stream of Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants stuck on boats off Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia.
Image:Migrants sit on their boat as they wait to be rescued by Acehnese fishermen
Migrants sit on their boat as they wait to be rescued by Acehnese fishermen on the sea off East Aceh, Indonesia on May 20.S. Yulinnas / AP

More than 370 migrants stranded at sea for months have been rescued and taken to Indonesia, the latest in a stream of Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants to reach shore in a growing problem for Southeast Asia.

"They were suffering dehydration, they are weak and starving," Khairul Nove, head of Langsa Search and Rescue Agency in Indonesia's Aceh province, said of one of the boats of migrants — with 102 people, including 26 women and 31 children.

That boat arrived late Tuesday. Another 272 migrants arrived on eight Indonesian fishing boats on Wednesday morning (local time).

— The Associated Press
Migrants sit on their boat as they wait to be rescued by Acehnese fishermen on the sea off East Aceh, Indonesia on May 20.S. Yulinnas / AP