10 Missing As Boat Capsizes In Indonesia

Ten people were missing after a boat carrying 16 fishermen capsized in Indonesian waters near the Anak Krakatau volcano, officials said Saturday.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Indonesia’s search and rescue agency said the motorboat sank on Thursday after being hit by strong waves in the Sunda strait.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

“Six were rescued alive on Friday and we continue searching for the 10 people still missing today,” Indonesia’s search and rescue agency spokesman Muhammad Yusuf Latif told AFP on Saturday.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

The group had attempted to swim to nearby Rakata island, he added.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

“Six returned to the capsized boat and they were rescued. But the other 10 continued swimming and their whereabouts remain unknown,” Latif said.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Rescue teams expanded their search for survivors on Saturday.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Boat accidents are common in Indonesia, a Southeast Asian archipelago of around 17,000 islands, due to lax safety standards.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

In January, 10 people went missing after a boat carrying 20 migrant workers to neighbouring Malaysia capsized off the coast of Sumatra island.

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