Boat capsizes carrying migrants out of Malaysia, one Indonesian dead and more injured

Posted on July 19, 2013 • Filed under: Asia Pacific, Expatriate Killed, Expatriates Injured

According to, an Indonesian woman died and seven people remain missing after a wooden boat believed to be smuggling them out of Malaysia to return home for the end of Ramadan overturned, authorities said Friday. Twenty-seven people have been saved after the boat heading to Indonesia’s Batam island capsized early Thursday off southern Johor state, said Mustapa Kamal Abbas, an official with the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency. He said those rescued included an eight-month-old boy and two other women. Read article

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