Death toll from boat ac­ci­dent rises to 15

The Myanmar Times - - World -

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.

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