Nine Indonesians Killed After Boat Capsizes Off Malaysia

At least nine Indonesians have been killed, and a further 29 are missing, after a ferry capsized off the coast of Malaysia.

A boat ferrying 40 people from Indonesia capsized off Malaysia’s coast on Monday and at least nine people were killed and nearly 30 were missing, the latest accident involving migrant workers in overloaded boats.

The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) said it had recovered the bodies of six women and three men and rescued two people from the early morning accident. Twenty-nine people were unaccounted for.

The agency said a combination of overloading and bad weather and heavy seas were believed to have caused the accident.

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