Banting Boat Tragedy

A search and rescue team recovered nine bodies that were thought to have drowned while another 27 are still missing when a boat holding 97 passengers capsized about two nautical miles from Sungai Air Hitam, near Carey Island about 60 miles outside Kuala Lumpur. The boat carrying 97 passengers was believed to have left the Sungai Judah jetty in Carey Island at about 11pm and capsized about an hour later. An overloaded boat carrying Indonesian illegal migrants heading home for Ramadhan sank overnight seas. As of 7pm on JUN 18, 2014, 61 passengers have been rescued. Pix/SAFWAN MANSOR


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