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World Indonesia says at least 29 dead in ferry sinking, search goes on

07:35  04 july  2018
07:35  04 july  2018 Source:   reuters.com

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Fox News Go . The latest in a succession of boat tragedies in Indonesia began on the same day that officials called off a search for 164 people presumed drowned when a wooden ferry sank on June 18 in a deep volcanic crater lake on the island of It said the 29 dead included two young children.

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A combination picture shows survivors as KM Lestari Maju boat sinks in the waters of Selayar island, South Sulawesi province, Indonesia © REUTERS A combination picture shows survivors as KM Lestari Maju boat sinks in the waters of Selayar island, South Sulawesi province, Indonesia

At least 29 people died after a ferry sank near Indonesia's Sulawesi island, officials said on Wednesday, as rescue teams searched for dozens of missing passengers a day after the country's latest ferry disaster.

Tuesday's sinking came a few weeks after an overcrowded ferry sank on Lake Toba, one of the world's deepest volcanic lakes, claiming more than 200 lives.

The regional disaster mitigation agency said 29 people were confirmed dead in Tuesday's accident and 41 remained missing. Another 69 passengers had been rescued.
a group of people in a boat on a body of water: A combination picture shows survivors of KM Lestari Maju boat in the waters of Selayar island © REUTERS A combination picture shows survivors of KM Lestari Maju boat in the waters of Selayar island

The ferry was carrying an unknown number of vehicles when it began to fill with water and sink. The vessel was close to shore and the captain ran it onto a reef in a bid to help the rescue effort, a transport ministry official told Reuters.

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The sinking comes just a month after 200 people died in a similar ferry disaster. Authorities said the boat did not have enough life jackets for everyone on board. At least four people have died after a passenger ferry carrying 140 people sank off the coast of Indonesia , sending cars and people

At least four people were confirmed dead in Tuesday’s incident, the chief of South Sulawesi’s There were also vehicles on board the ferry when it filled with water and sank , media said . After last month’s sinking , one of the deadliest in nearly a decade, a two-week search and rescue effort

Television images on Tuesday showed dozens of passengers hanging on to the keeling vessel or bobbing in the water wearing life jackets.

Indonesia suffers frequent boat sinkings, with basic safety rules often flouted and vessels overloaded.

After last month's sinking, one of the deadliest in nearly a decade, a two-week search and rescue effort located the vessel at a depth of 450 m (1,500 ft) with victims trapped inside, but technical and logistical challenges forced the recovery to be called off.

(Reporting by Tabita Diela; Writing by Ed Davies; Editing by Darren Schuettler)

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