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11 killed in Indonesia boat accident

The accident took place on Saturday when a vessel carrying 22 people went down while en route to Tubang.

india Updated: Mar 06, 2006 16:07 IST

Eleven people were killed in a boat accident in rough waters off the Indonesian province of North Maluku, media reports said on Monday.

The accident took place on Saturday when a vessel carrying 22 people went down while en route to Tubang from Palabisahaya village in North Maluku, about 2,340 km northeast of Jakarta.

The inter-island boat was hit by huge waves during bad weather about 15 minutes after leaving port, Jakarta's Kompas daily reported.

The passengers on board the ill-fated boat were all employees of a local timber company. They were leaving for Tubang village on Sula Islands to attend a wedding reception.

First Published: Mar 06, 2006 13:15 IST