Seven dead, 11 missing in Bali ferry sinking – News Vibe24

    Seven dead, 11 missing in Bali ferry sinking - Times of India
    JAKARTA: Indonesian rescuers were searching for 11 people still missing after a passenger ship sank off the coast of Bali, killing at least seven, authorities said on Wednesday.
    Dozens of survivors were evacuated from the water on Tuesday night after the KMP Yunicee, carrying 57 passengers and crew, landed near Gilimanuk Port at the western end of the holiday island.
    Travel to a narrow strait from the island of Java.
    However, 11 people went missing on Wednesday, while authorities confirmed that they had pulled seven dead from the water, informing an earlier amount.
    “We are still searching for the missing,” said Bali Goethe Darmada, the head of Bali’s search and rescue service.
    “Last night, rescue was hampered by low visibility and high waves.”
    It was not clear what caused the accident.
    Maritime accidents are common in Indonesia, an archipelago on more than 17,000 islands, where many use ships and other vessels to travel despite poor safety standards.
    In 2018, about 160 people drowned when a ship sank in the depths of one of the deepest lakes in the world on the island of Sumatra.
    It is estimated that more than 300 people drowned in 2009 when a ship sank between Sulawesi and Borneo.


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