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23 dead in Indonesia boat accident: Official


First published: January 1, 2017, 2:45 PM IST | Updated: 55 mins ago

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Jakarta: At least 23 people have been killed and 17 are missing after a passenger boat caught fire on Sunday near Jakarta, according to officials.

The passenger boat was ferrying some 200 people off the coast of Jakarta to Tidung island, a tourist destination 50
kilometres from the capital, when the fire started, said national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho.

Source: News18