Saturday, February 4, 2017

Nine Killed In Indonesia Boat Accident

The wooden boat was carrying around 30 people when it overturned Friday afternoon after departing from Takalar Lama river to Tanah Keke island in the province of South Sulawesi.

Twenty-one people have been found alive but rescue teams are still searching for missing passengers.

"It´s a traditional boat and it didn´t report to the relevant authorities before it departed, so there´s also no passenger manifest and we don´t know exactly how many people were on board," said local disaster agency spokesman Hamsidar.

The cause of the accident is still not known, but officials suspect bad weather might have played a role.