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Search after asylum-seeker boat runs aground in croc-infested waters

An asylum-seeker boat has reached Australia for the first time in almost four years, the government said Monday, with many of those on board the Vietnamese vessel fleeing into a crocodile-infested mangrove rainforest after running aground near the coast. Locals said passengers from the rickety vessel disappeared into the dense forest near the Daintree River, north of popular tourist city Cairns, in the tropical far north of Queensland state on Sunday. They will have to avoid crocodiles, venomous snakes, ferocious…