According to Customs, 106 people have been rescued from the water by the HMAS Parramatta.
Authorities say that two people have sustained minor injuries.
Search and rescue operations are continuing.
Earlier Mamamia reported:
It has been reported that a boat carrying an estimated 105 asylum seekers has capsized, 120 nautical miles off Christmas Island.
An ongoing search and rescue operation is now underway.
An AMSA spokesperson has said that HMAS Parramatta is on the scene and “is now conducting a rescue operation with support from a Customs Dash-8 aircraft”.
1. Russia’s anti-gay laws are making headlines across the world again, this time fueled by Russian athletes Kseniya Ryzhova and Tatyana Firov locking lips on the podium after winning the World Athletic Championships in Moscow for the 4 x 400 meter relay. Media are speculating that the athletes were deliberately protesting their country’s new anti-gay laws.