10 drown, 5 miss­ing in boat ac­ci­dent

The Myanmar Times - - World -

Ten peo­ple died yes­ter­day when a boat sank in rough seas off western In­done­sia, a navy of­fi­cial said, with a search un­der way 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 spokesper­son Edi Su­cipto said. “Twelve peo­ple have been found, but 10 had al­ready died,” he said, adding the two in­jured were in crit­i­cal con­di­tion. A navy speed­boat was still search­ing for the five still miss­ing.

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