Dozens rescued after Indonesian boat carrying migrants sinks

Indonesian officials say 26 passengers of a boat carrying migrants that capsized en route to Malaysia on Saturday have been found alive at sea. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, March 21, 2022.

TWENTY-SIX passengers reported missing when a fishing boat carrying undocumented migrant workers sank off the coast of Indonesia have been found alive, some after drifting for two days, officials said today.

Two of the vessel’s 86 passengers, who were seeking work in neighbouring Malaysia, were killed when it capsized Saturday, said Rully Ramadhiansyah, spokesman for the Belawan naval base on Sumatra island.

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