WORLD At least 24 killed, 31 missing after storm strikes fishing ships in central Indonesia

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At least 24 killed, 31 missing after storm strikes fishing ships in central Indonesia

CGTN

08:38, July 22, 2021

Rescuers have found 24 bodies and kept searching for 31 other missing persons after 18 ships were hit by storm in waters off West Kalimantan province in central Indonesia days ago, the top rescuer of the province said on Wednesday.

The incident took place in Sambas district when two tug boats and fishing ships had already taken position near the coast, and some others were on their way to the territory in response to the warning from the weather agency of the possibility of extreme weather condition, said Yopi Haryadi, head of the provincial search and rescue office.

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