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31 rescued, 11 still missing after Indonesia ferry sinks

International desk
Thirty-one people have been rescued and 11 are still missing after a ferry ran out of fuel and sank in bad weather off the coast of Indonesia, an official said Monday.

Local tugboats and fishermen brought many of the survivors ashore after the KM Ladang Pertiwi sank while sailing through the Makassar strait in South Sulawesi province on Thursday.

“Until now 31 people have been rescued alive and we are still looking for 11 more people who are still missing,” head of the local search and rescue team Djunaidi said on Monday.

“They have returned home now and they are generally in good health,” he added.

Rescuers have deployed a helicopter and extended the search area to 20 nautical miles from where the boat sank in the search for the missing, Djunaidi said.
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