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Boat carrying 97 foreigners in Malaysia capsizes

Publication Date : 18-06-2014

 

A wooden boat carrying 97 foreigners capsized some two nautical miles near Sungai Air Hitam in the Selangor state.

The distress call was received by the Banting Fire and Rescue department at about 12.24am Wednesday and a search and rescue team (SAR) was despatched to the scene 30 minutes later.

At press time about 31 people have been rescued by the SAR team.

The search for the other victims is ongoing and fire fighters are currently monitoring the coastline.

 

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