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More Than 100 Rohingya Land on Beach in Indonesia's Aceh

Rohingya refugees rest in the compounds of a mosque following their arrival by boat in Bireuen, Aceh province, on March 6.

Rohingya refugees rest in the compounds of a mosque following their arrival by boat in Bireuen, Aceh province, on March 6.

Photographer: Amanda Jufrian/AFP/Getty Images

Banda Aceh, Indonesia (AP) -- More than 100 hungry and weak Rohingya Muslims were found on a beach in Indonesia’s northernmost province of Aceh on Sunday after weeks at sea, officials said.

The group arrived on Jangka beach near Alue Buya Pasi, a fishing village in Bireuen district, early Sunday. The villagers who saw the 114 ethnic Rohingya on a rickety wooden boat helped them to land and then reported their arrival to authorities, said Badruddin Yunus, the leader of the local tribal fishing community.