Death toll from boat accident rises to 15
The death toll from a boat accident off western Indonesia rose to 15 after rescuers found five more bodies. The small wooden boat was carrying 17 passengers and crew from Bintan Island to nearby Penyengat Island, in Riau province, on August 21 when it sank in rough seas. Two passengers survived the accident and were taken to hospital in critical condition. Rescuers retrieved 10 bodies at the weekend and found the final five on August 22. The journey on the small craft fitted with an outboard was supposed to take around an hour.