Indonesia: one dead, dozens missing in North Sumatra boat accident


In Indonesia, at least one person has died and dozens are missing after a ferry carrying 80 people capsised today.

National disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said the boat overturned in Lake Toba in the province of North Sumatra, more than 1,300 kilometres north west of the capital Jakarta.

He said eighteen passengers have been rescued, one is dead. Authorities have deployed rescue vessels to the scene but bad weather has halted the operation for the night.


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