澳大利亚圣诞岛附近发生船只触礁事故
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Many people are feared to have drowned after a boat carrying suspected asylum1 seekers crashed into rocks on Australia's Christmas Island.

一艘载有疑似寻求庇护人员的船只在澳大利亚圣诞岛附近触礁,恐怕造成多人被淹死。

Pictures from the scene showed the boat, which was thought to be carrying dozens of people, smashed(粉碎) to pieces.

Witnesses said they could do little to help as the seas were too rough to approach the boat.

The boat appeared to be trying to land at Christmas Island, where Australia has an immigration detention2 centre(拘留中心) .

The BBC's Nick Bryant, in Sydney, says he understands that about 70 people were on the vessel3 and about 40 were rescued.

There has been no official confirmation4 of the numbers of victims or survivors5.

'Desperate'

Residents of Christmas Island said they were alerted to the disaster by the sounds of screaming from the shore.

Australian media said residents alerted the police at 0545 (2045 GMT on Tuesday).

Australia Customs launched two inflatable boats(充气橡皮艇) to rescue survivors.

One witness, documentary(纪录片) maker6 Philip Stewart, said he arrived at the shore about an hour after the boat first hit the rocks and it was already in pieces.

He said he saw about seven survivors but conditions were too rough for rescuers to get close enough to help.

"They were waving and shouting and screaming for help," he told Australia's ABC News.

"They were desperate, by that stage they had been in the water for an hour already.

"They hung on for as long as they possibly could and each one of them was eventually thrown off into the sea onto the rocks."

He said he saw one person picked up while the others drowned.

Australia has seen an increase this year in asylum seekers arriving by boat.

There are currently almost 3,000 people in the Christmas Island processing centre waiting for officials to rule on their cases.

The island is in the Indian Ocean, about 1200km (750 miles) north-west of the Australian mainland and about 300km south of Indonesia.



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1 asylum DobyD     
n.避难所,庇护所,避难
参考例句:
  • The people ask for political asylum.人们请求政治避难。
  • Having sought asylum in the West for many years,they were eventually granted it.他们最终获得了在西方寻求多年的避难权。
2 detention 1vhxk     
n.滞留,停留;拘留,扣留;(教育)留下
参考例句:
  • He was kept in detention by the police.他被警察扣留了。
  • He was in detention in connection with the bribery affair.他因与贿赂事件有牵连而被拘留了。
3 vessel 4L1zi     
n.船舶;容器,器皿;管,导管,血管
参考例句:
  • The vessel is fully loaded with cargo for Shanghai.这艘船满载货物驶往上海。
  • You should put the water into a vessel.你应该把水装入容器中。
4 confirmation ZYMya     
n.证实,确认,批准
参考例句:
  • We are waiting for confirmation of the news.我们正在等待证实那个消息。
  • We need confirmation in writing before we can send your order out.给你们发送订购的货物之前,我们需要书面确认。
5 survivors 02ddbdca4c6dba0b46d9d823ed2b4b62     
幸存者,残存者,生还者( survivor的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • The survivors were adrift in a lifeboat for six days. 幸存者在救生艇上漂流了六天。
  • survivors clinging to a raft 紧紧抓住救生筏的幸存者
6 maker DALxN     
n.制造者,制造商
参考例句:
  • He is a trouble maker,You must be distant with him.他是个捣蛋鬼,你不要跟他在一起。
  • A cabinet maker must be a master craftsman.家具木工必须是技艺高超的手艺人。
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