Hunt On For Migrants Missing In Australian Mangroves

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Authorities have detained 15 people and think more are hiding in mangroves north of Cairns, say police.

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Authorities are continuing a search.

They did not say how many people were aboard when the boat ran aground near Daintree on Sunday, nor if any have plans to appeal for asylum.

Around 15 of those who were on board the boat have been detained by border force officers, Queensland Police Minister Mark Ryan told reporters, but a similar number are believed to be seeking refuge in the Daintree rainforest, an area of dense mangroves known to be infested with salt-water crocodiles.

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