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15 killed in Indonesian boat accident

A ferry sailing between Borneo and the central Indonesian island of Java sank in rough seas late on Friday.

india Updated: Jan 02, 2007 13:34 IST
Press Trust of India
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Fifteen people were killed when a speed boat carrying 25 people capsized in the seas off the island of Borneo, a report said on Tuesday.

Ten people were rescued after the accident on Monday in the Java Sea off the Indonesian province of Central Kalimantan, the Antara news agency said, citing a provincial government spokesman.

A ferry sailing between Borneo and the central Indonesian island of Java sank in rough seas late on Friday.

Search and rescue teams were on Tuesday continuing the search for survivors, with around 200 of the 600 people on board rescued so far.

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