Eight drown, 20 miss­ing in boat ac­ci­dent

The Myanmar Times - - World -

Malaysia’s coast guard said yes­ter­day they had re­trieved eight bod­ies af­ter a boat cap­sized off the south­ern state of Jo­hor at the week­end with an­other 20 peo­ple be­lieved to be miss­ing. Lo­cal me­dia re­ported that the boat car­ry­ing 62 peo­ple – all In­done­sians and thought to be il­le­gal im­mi­grants – cap­sized due to strong waves late on July 23. So far, 34 pas­sen­gers have been res­cued and a search was on­go­ing.

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