Three killed as boat capsizes off Malaysia

 Three people were drowned after a boat carrying illegal immigrants capsized early Tuesday in waters off the coast of Bandar Penawar in Malaysia.

Kuala Lumpur: Three people were drowned after a boat carrying illegal immigrants capsized early Tuesday in waters off the coast of Bandar Penawar in Malaysia.

"The dead included two adult women and one man, all Indonesian nationals," Xinhua reported citing The Star newspaper.

The boat was believed to be going illegally to Batam, Indonesia, when the boat capsized around 2.56 a.m. local time.

It said 26 other passengers rescued from the boat have been detained to assist in investigations.

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