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FED:Planning turns to Christmas Is. memorial


AAP General News (Australia)
12-17-2010
FED:Planning turns to Christmas Is. memorial

Preparations are being made for a memorial service to commemorate the thirty asylum
seekers who died in a fatal boat accident at Christmas Island on Wednesday.

Only 42 survivors have been found so far .. despite reports the boat was carrying as
many as 100 Iraqis .. Kurds and Iranians.

Prime Minister JULIA GILLARD says it's unlikely anyone else will be found alive and
search and rescue operations may soon be called off.

Arrangements are being made for a memorial service to be held .. likely on Sunday or Monday.

But Christmas Island shire president GORDON THOMSON says a memorial shouldn't be rushed
.. especially if searches are continuing.

One asylum seeker who is in immigration detention on Christmas Island lost seven family
members in the tragedy .. including his wife.

AAP RTV bsb/jr

KEYWORD: BOAT CAPSIZE (CANBERRA)

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