Reunion island authorities have intercept a suspected Sri Lankan boat with around 70 people on board.
Media reports from the Reunion island said that the boat had been intercepted 5 kilometers off the coast of Reunion late Monday afternoon.
Among those on the boat were said to be women and children.
The boat is expected to be escorted to the shore today.
Asylum seekers from Sri Lanka have now set Reunion island as their target after Australia refused entry to illegal asylum seekers. (Colombo Gazette)