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Saturday, 06 January 2018 - 12:33
13 dead in Indonesia's second fatal boat accident
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At least 13 people died after a passenger boat capsized off the Indonesian island of Sumatra, two days after another ferry accident in the archipelago killed at least nine, police said Friday (Jan 5).

The boat was carrying 55 people along the Musi river when it hit a large wave and sank amid bad weather Wednesday, South Sumatra water police chief Robinson Siregar said.

He said the police were still searching for the captain, who reportedly survived but went missing.

The site of the first boat accident on New Year's Day 2018
Rescue workers at the site of the accident in July last year




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