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Boat with 28 Chinese tourists missing, says Malaysian Maritime Enforcement

News Agencies | Updated on: 29 January 2017, 10:15 IST

A boat carrying 31 people, including 28 Chinese tourists, has gone missing in the waters off Borneo, an official from the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency said today.

"The owner of the boat reported it missing on Saturday evening and we have begun a search and rescue mission," a spokesman from the agency told AFP.

In addition to the tourists, a skipper and two crew members were also on board when the boat sailed out on Saturday morning, the spokesman said, adding that weather conditions were bad on the day.

They were on their way to an island some 60 kilometres west of Kota Kinabalu, the capital of eastern Sabah state.

--PTI

First published: 29 January 2017, 10:15 IST
 
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