25 Chinese tourists rescued as boat sinks
TWENTY-five Chinese tourists have been rescued after their boat sank off Malaysia’s Sabah state on North Borneo, China’s Consulate General’s Office said yesterday.
The Consulate General’s Office based in Kota Kinabalu, the state capital, said the survivors were rescued by several vessels and will be sent to the nearby Labuan island for medical check-ups.
The boat carrying 31 people, including 28 tourists from China, went missing on Saturday after sailing from Kota Kinabalu to Pulau Mengalum, a popular tourist island, some 60km west of Kota Kinabalu.
The skipper and one of the crew was rescued earlier when trying to look for help. The search is ongoing for those who remain missing. Authorities would continue with an aerial search at night.