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11 more reported safe after Borneo boat accident

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Eleven of those who went missing after an overloaded ferry capsized in churning rapids on a remote Borneo river have been found safe, a Malaysian police official was quoted as saying Wednesday. 

An overturned boat floats in the Rajang River near Belaga, in Malaysia's Sarawak state on the island of Borneo, on May 28, 2013. Eleven of 23 people who went missing after the overloaded passenger ferry capsized in churning rapids on the remote Borneo river have been found safe, a Malaysian police official was quoted as saying Wednesday.

Authorities had estimated the number of missing at 23 before the latest survivors were found, but the police official reportedly said the precise number was unclear due to the lack of a passenger manifest.

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