Dozens of Rohingya refugees – all men – drifted to a beach in western Indonesia in a wooden boat with a broken engine, local officials say.
They are described as starving and weak after spending a month at sea. At least three men have been taken to hospital.
It is unclear whether they are part of a group of at least 150 Rohingya who were stranded at sea weeks ago.
The Rohingya are a persecuted ethnic minority in their original home in Myanmar (Burma).
The wooden boat with 57 men on board landed in Aceh province on Sunday morning, local police spokesman Winardy told AFP news agency.
“The boat had a broken engine and it was blown to a shore in Ladong village in Aceh Besar [district],” the spokesperson said.
“They said they had been drifting at sea for a month.”
A local immigration official told AFP that the refugees would be temporarily placed in a government facility.
Other media report that 58 men have arrived in Aceh.
It was not immediately clear where the migrants had sailed
Many Rohingya Muslims fled to Bangladesh in 2017 to escape a campaign of genocide launched by the Myanmar military.
In recent months, they have attempted to escape crowded refugee camps in southern Bangladesh by making high-risk sea voyages at this time of year after the monsoon season hit the region.
Their numbers have increased due to deteriorating conditions in the camps, while more Rohingya who are still in Myanmar are also trying to leave after last year’s military coup.
At least five boats are known to have departed in the past two months