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Boat carrying 97 passengers capsizes off western Malaysia

English.news.cn   2014-06-18 10:12:00

KUALA LUMPUR, June 18 (Xinhua) -- A wooden boat carrying 97 foreigners capsized about two nautical miles near Sungai Air Hitam off the western coast of Malaysia, local media reported Wednesday.

The Banting Fire and Rescue department received the distress call at about 0:24 a.m. Wednesday. Thirty-one people on the boat had been rescued by the search and rescue team dispatched, and the remaining are still missing, The Star reported.

Editor: Xiang Bo
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