Boat sinks on Indonesian river; 1 dead

A motor boat sank on a river in Indonesia's East Kalimantan province, leaving one person dead and about 20 missing, an official said Thursday.

  • Published: 18/04/2013 at 12:43 PM
  • Newspaper section: breakingnews

Seventeen people were rescued after the incident on the Mahakam River on Wednesday evening, local disaster relief official Wahyu Widhi said.

The boat was carrying timber company workers near Samarinda, the provincial capital.

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