9 missing after second boat with Indonesian workers sinks off Malaysia | iNFOnews | Thompson-Okanagan's News Source

Current Conditions

Partly Cloudy

9 missing after second boat with Indonesian workers sinks off Malaysia

In this photo released by Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department, Indonesians rest in Carey Island, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, June 18, 2014, after being rescued from a boat capsized off Malaysia's west coast. At least 60 people survived when a wooden boat carrying 97 Indonesians capsized and sank early Wednesday after leaving Malaysia's west coast, but 35 others are still missing and five bodies have been recovered, Malaysia's maritime agency said. (AP Photo/Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department) EDITORIAL USE ONLY
June 19, 2014 - 12:01 AM

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia's maritime agency says nine people were missing after another boat carrying 27 Indonesians overturned off the country's west coast, in the second such recent incident.

The incident Thursday came just a day after an overcrowded wooden boat carrying Indonesian illegal immigrants home sank in choppy seas, with 25 people still missing. Ten people died in that accident, but at least 62 people survived.

Maritime agency official Mohammad Zuhri said that the second boat capsized early Thursday off Sepang town on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur. He said 18 people, including four women, were rescued by passing merchant ships but nine others are still missing.

The boat was believed to have been headed to Tanjung Balai in Indonesia's Sumatra island, he said.

News from © The Associated Press, 2014
The Associated Press

  • Popular penticton News
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile