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W. German Relief Ship Rescues 77 Vietnamese

June 08, 1986|From Reuters

TROISDORF, West Germany — A West German ship rescued 77 Vietnamese refugees, 28 of them children, from a small boat in the South China Sea on Saturday, the relief organization German Committee of Cap Anamur said.

The group said the refugees were seen on the open sea 210 miles southeast of the Vietnamese coast. They were exhausted and hungry and had run out of water after four days at sea.

About 30 ships on the Singapore-Hong Kong route had passed them without stopping, the relief agency said.

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