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2 killed, 11 missing after boat capsizes in Indonesia

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Jakarta, July 14 (IANS) Two persons were killed and 11 others were missing after a boat capsized off Indonesia’s West Papua province, a rescuer said on Sunday.

The boat, with 15 people on board, departed from Sorong on Friday and was heading to Raja Ampat when it sank in the waters off Raja Ampat, said Yusuf Latief, head of communication for media at the national search and rescue office, reported Xinhua news agency.

Two of the passengers had been rescued, said Latief.

“The boat capsized after being hit by huge waves,” he said.

Rescuers from the province have been conducting search and rescue mission for the 11 missing passengers.



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