ONE KILLED, 12 MISSING AS OVERLOADED BOAT CAPSIZES IN CENTRAL INDONESIA

JAKARTA, Indonesia, One person died and a total of 12 others went missing, as an overloaded wooden boat capsized in a river, in West Kalimantan province of central Indonesia, a senior rescuer said here today (Monday).

The incident occurred when the passenger boat, carrying 24 people was attempting to cross Kapuan river, in Naga Seberuang village, of Kapuas Hulu district, but it suddenly capsized, said Suhri Sinaga, spokesperson of the National Search and Rescue Agency.

“It was caused by overload, too many people on board. One person was dead and 11 others were rescued alive, but 12 others remain missing,” he said.

Search and rescue for the missing persons are underway, Sinaga said.

Weak implementation of security, frequently triggers incidents in Indonesia, a vast archipelago nation, home to over 17,000 islands.– NNN-ANTARA

Source: NAM News Network

ONE KILLED, 12 MISSING AS OVERLOADED BOAT CAPSIZES IN CENTRAL INDONESIA

JAKARTA, Indonesia, One person died and a total of 12 others went missing, as an overloaded wooden boat capsized in a river, in West Kalimantan province of central Indonesia, a senior rescuer said here today (Monday).

The incident occurred when the passenger boat, carrying 24 people was attempting to cross Kapuan river, in Naga Seberuang village, of Kapuas Hulu district, but it suddenly capsized, said Suhri Sinaga, spokesperson of the National Search and Rescue Agency.

“It was caused by overload, too many people on board. One person was dead and 11 others were rescued alive, but 12 others remain missing,” he said.

Search and rescue for the missing persons are underway, Sinaga said.

Weak implementation of security, frequently triggers incidents in Indonesia, a vast archipelago nation, home to over 17,000 islands.– NNN-ANTARA

Source: NAM News Network