13 feared dead after boat capsizes off Malaysia officials
KUALA LUMPUR: Thirteen individuals are feared dead after the speedboat they have been travelling in capsized in tough seas off Malaysia, the coast guard stated Wednesday, in the most recent maritime twist of fate within the space.
Two passengers have been rescued by way of a fisherman and a few villagers in waters close to Sabah state on Borneo island on Wednesday night and brought to medical institution.
They advised government the boat were travelling from the southwestern coast of Sabah to Indonesia on Tuesday night when it overturned and sank.
A seek used to be beneath approach for the lacking passengers who’re feared drowned.
Coast guard First Admiral Zubil Mat Som stated it might be difficult to seek out them since the twist of fate used to be reported some 24 hours after it came about.
Authorities weren’t in a position to decide the nationalities of the passengers and didn’t supply additional main points.
In January, a vacationer boat with Chinese vacationers capsized off Sabah. Most have been rescued after greater than 30 hours.
Another incident in January noticed a number of our bodies washed ashore at a seashore within the Malaysian state of Johor after a boat believed to be wearing some 40 Indonesian unlawful immigrants capsized in tough seas.