Indonesia | 11 dead, one missing, 74 passengers on board a boat capsized in Indonesia

Pekanbaru (Indonesia). Eleven people have died and one person is still missing after a boat carrying 74 people capsized in western Indonesia. Officials gave this information on Friday. Nyoman Sidkarya, head of the Pekanbaru search and rescue agency, said rescue workers had so far recovered 11 bodies, most of them women and children. He said 62 people have been rescued so far, many of whom fainted after being in the water for hours. Video footage broadcast on local television showed people standing on an overturned speedboat trying to reach the fishing boat. 11 Dead After Boat Capsizes In #Indonesia. Bodies of women and children were recovered and 62 people saved after a boat capsized off the coast of western Riau province, local search and rescue agency official #KukuhWidodo said, warning the number of missing could grow. — Newsistaan ​​(@newsistaan) April 28, 2023 Sidkarya told that there were 68 passengers and six crew members in the boat named ‘Evelyn Calista 01’. Most of the people were returning from their hometowns to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday with family members. The boat capsized on Thursday afternoon, about three hours after leaving a port in Tembilahan town of Indragiri Hilir regency in Riau province. (agency)

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