Search after asylum-seeker boat runs aground in croc-infested waters

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More than two dozen people believed to be asylum seekers are on the run in far north Queensland after their vessel ran aground at Cape Kimberley on Sunday.

But a group of people recently arrived in northeast Australia on a fishing boat from Vietnam, Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton said.

They are continuing the search for others on the vessel assisted by Queensland police and 10 State Emergency Service (SES) crews, while two boat crews searched the mouth of the river.

Mr Dutton did not confirm how many people were on board the vessel or their nationalities. "It was determined as of that stage that all of the missing persons they were looking for. were located", he has told ABC radio.

"Now we have thriving croc recognizing operations all up and down the river", Mayor Leu speedy AAP."The unknown thing is did they truly pause up going by the mangroves".

"There is no risk if they don't go into the water", White said, the ABC reported.

One Nation senator Pauline Hanson appeared on Sunrise this morning, and suggested the boatload of people chose to embark on their voyage to Australia because of the leadership spill. They are blocked from resettling in Australia. Asylum-seekers who try to reach Australia by boat are either turned back or sent to remote Pacific camps where conditions have been widely criticised.

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"Because the eye was off the ball last week and the news would have happened that Malcolm Turnbull is no longer Prime Minister and these people would have come on a boat to Australia".

Nine News reports the captured have since been treated by paramedics for fever and chills and transported to Cairns.

"I understand that 15 people have been now detained on behalf of the Australian Border Force (ABF) and they will be assessed by the Australian Border Force and dealt with in accordance with Australian law", Queensland Police Minister, Mark Ryan, told reporters on August 26.

"Queensland borders have to be made more stable especially given proximity of PNG and Indonesia, brooding about the level of radical Islamism in Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines", he tweeted.Over two dozen asylum seekers are believed to be on the plod in some distance north Queenland (Files Corp) While Opposition immigration and border security spokesman Shayne Neumann pinned the advent on the brand new prime minister.

A refugee advocate says 15 people detained by officials had arrived at the Indian Ocean island at 1.30pm on Tuesday.

If the boat was carrying asylum-seekers, it would be the first time in four years that such a vessel has reached Australian shores.

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