How migrants stranded at sea off Indonesia resorted to ‘stabbing each other’ to survive

Migrants stranded at sea for four months off Indonesia resorted to stabbing, hanging each other and throwing passengers overboard in a desperate struggle for the last remaining food, according to those who finally made it to land.

Survivors from a boat that landed in Indonesia late last week have given horrific accounts of brutal clashes over the dwindling supplies.

Varying accounts said between seven and 100 people died during the fights, which apparently involved ethnic-based violence among migrants who were all from Burma and Bangladesh.