Seventeen bodies recovered after Indonesian ferry sinking
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Last Updated: Sunday, October 24, 2010, 18:31
  
Maumere: An official says rescuers have recovered 17 bodies in waters off eastern Indonesia where an overcrowded ferry sank two days ago. At least five people are still missing.

Port official Willy Tal says the bodies were found today.

The six-ton Tersanjung was carrying at least 66 crew and passengers when it sank Friday in rough seas about seven miles (10 kilometres) off the northern coast of Flores. Forty-four people were rescued.

Ships are a main source of transportation in Indonesia, the world's largest archipelago nation with more than 17,000 islands.

PTI


First Published: Sunday, October 24, 2010, 18:31


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