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Indonesia: Reportedly 192 dead in Sumatra capsized ferry

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 21 June 2018, 17:29 IST

As many as 192 people went missing and presumed dead after a ferry capsized in Sumatra, Indonesia on Monday. Reports state that the boat was filled beyond its capacity. A search operation is underway with mear chances of rescue so emergency responders are focusing on finding the boat and dead bodies.

According to a National Disaster Management Agency, "We now consider this a recovery effort rather than a search and rescue due to the amount of time that has elapsed since the sinking.” Till now only eighteen survivors have survived the sinking, they were travelling for Eid al-Fitr. Pictures of the ferry taken before the accident indicated that it had a capacity of 40 people and was overloaded.

As death toll increase passengers’ caught in the ferry expressed anger on authorities for such a disaster.

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First published: 21 June 2018, 17:26 IST