Ten missing after boat carrying Malaysia-bound Indonesians sinks

Jakarta (dpa) - Ten people went missing after a boat carrying about 20 Indonesian migrant workers bound for Malaysia sank in the Malacca Strait, an official said on Thursday.

The boat departed from Rupert island in Indonesia's Riau province late on Tuesday, but developed an engine problem, said Kukuh Widodo, a spokesman for the search and rescue agency in the provincial capital Pekanbaru.  
At least 10 people were rescued and a search was continuing for the 10 others who went missing, he said.
The passengers were travelling on a wooden boat to Malaysia to work as labourers, Kukuh added. 


Thursday, January 23rd 2020

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