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At least 11 dead after Indonesia ferry capsizes

At least 11 dead after Indonesia ferry capsizes

Saturday, April 29, 2023, 10:29 GMT+7
At least 11 dead after Indonesia ferry capsizes
In this photo released by Indonesian National Search and Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) on Friday, April 28, 2023, a rescuer scans the horizon during the search for victims of a sinking speedboat in Indragiri Hilir Regency, Indonesia. A speedboat carrying dozens of people sank in western Indonesia, and rescuers were searching for several people still missing in the rough seas early Friday. Photo: AP

At least 11 people died and one was missing when a ferry capsized off the eastern coast of Indonesia's Sumatra island, the national search and rescue agency said on Friday.

The ferry was carrying about 74 people to the small island of Tanjung Pinang near neighbouring Singapore when it is suspected to have hit a log about 30 minutes after it set sail, officials said.

A search was underway for one person still missing, the rescue agency said, adding that reports were still coming in from witnesses.

Reuters

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