10 dead after Indonesia boat capsizes
At least 10 people, including women and children, were killed in Indonesia after a strong wave capsized a boat in the Java Sea.world Updated: Dec 29, 2008 14:45 IST
At least 10 people, including women and children, were killed in Indonesia on Monday after a strong wave capsized a boat in the Java Sea, a report said.
The boat was one of several vessels about to perform an offering at sea as a ritual to celebrate the Javanese new year.
"We've received 10 dead bodies," a nurse from a nearby hospital was quoted as saying by Detikcom news website.
"We've had this ritual every year. This is the first time we have had an accident," local resident Adi Winoto was quoted as saying by Elshinta radio.
He said the size of the waves was hampering efforts to look for any other possible victims.