At least 11 dead after Indonesia ferry capsizes

By Reuters   April 27, 2023 | 11:17 pm PT
At least 11 dead after Indonesia ferry capsizes
This handout picture taken and released on April 28, 2023 by the Indonesia Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) shows rescue workers moving victim's bodies after a passenger boat overturned shortly after leaving Tembilahan port in Indragiri Hilir Regency a day earlier. Photo via AFP
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.

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