JAKARTA, Indonesia — A speedboat carrying 51 individuals capsized off Indonesia’s a part of Borneo island on Monday, killing at the very least eight, an official mentioned.
The accident occurred when the boat, referred to as the Anugrah Specific, was touring from Tanjung Selor, the capital of North Kalimantan province, to Tarakan in the identical province.
Manangap Djumala, a search and rescue official in Tarakan, mentioned that along with the deaths, a number of different individuals had been believed to be lacking. Unconfirmed stories mentioned 40 individuals had been rescued.
In keeping with the boat’s manifest, the boat was carrying 48 passengers, together with 5 kids, and three crew members, Djumala mentioned, including that infants had been normally not listed within the manifest.
Police are investigating the reason for the accident.
Boat accidents are frequent in Indonesia due to poorly enforced security rules on the earth’s largest archipelago nation, the place ships are a well-liked and comparatively low-cost type of transportation.