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25 in Indonesia dead in Eid boat sinkings: Officials

At least 25 people in Indonesia, including six children, have died and 13 are missing in two separate boat sinkings, officials said Thursday, as millions travel across the country for the Eid holiday season.

AFP| Updated: Jul 31, 2014, 13:29 PM IST

Jakarta: At least 25 people in Indonesia, including six children, have died and 13 are missing in two separate boat sinkings, officials said Thursday, as millions travel across the country for the Eid holiday season.
A boat carrying 48 people sank on a river on the island of Sumatra late Wednesday, leaving seven dead and 13 missing, while a ferry carrying 70 on a river on the Indonesian part of Borneo island sank on Tuesday, with the final death toll put at 18, officials said.