13 dead as boat sinks in Sumenep

Posted: 09/25/2011 in all marine news

The Jakarta Post –

A boat capsized near Raas Islet in Sumenep, Madura, East Java, on Saturday. At least 13 passengers were confirmed dead, and 15 others were still missing.

“Officers from the Raas Police Station have discovered the remains of the 13 passengers. Fourteen other passengers survived the accident, some are still missing,” said Sumenep police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Susanto said on Saturday as quoted by Antara news wire.

Putri Tunggal boat capsized after reportedly being struck by strong waves.

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