Indonesia: 10 dead, 5 missing in boat accident

The Indonesian archipelago of more than 17,000 islands is heavily dependent on boat transport, but fatal accidents are common.
Ten people died today when a boat sank in rough seas off western Indonesia, a navy official said, with a search underway for five others still missing. The small boat was carrying 17 passengers from the port city of Tanjung Pinang in Riau Islands province east of Sumatra when it encountered bad weather, navy spokesman Edi Sucipto told AFP.
“Twelve people have been found, but ten had already passed away,” he said, adding the two injured were in critical condition.
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Source: indianexpress.com

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