Indonesia: Tourists still missing after boat sinks

Posted on August 21, 2014 • Filed under: Asia Pacific, Indonesia, Tourist Missing

scmp.com reported 13 rescued two days after Indonesia tourist boat sinks as two foreigners remain missing Tourist vessel sank in a storm on trip between Lombok and Komodo islands .Eight foreigners and five Indonesians were rescued on Monday two days after their tourist boat sank during a storm in the archipelago, having survived by huddling in a lifeboat or floating in their life jackets. The rescue brought to 23 the number of people saved since the vessel sank on Saturday as it headed from Lombok island to Komodo island, famed as the home of the Komodo dragon, the world’s biggest lizard.
Among them were 18 foreign tourists, from New Zealand, Britain, Spain, the Netherlands, Germany, France and Italy. Some of the group rescued on Sunday had to swim hours to the closest island, Sangeang, even though there was a volcano erupting on it at the time. Read Article

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