20 killed in Indonesia boat capsize

Jakarta, Nov 2 (IANS) At least 20 people were killed on Wednesday when a boat with 93 people capsized off Indonesia’s Batam island, police said.

The accident took place in Tanjung Bebam after the boat sailed to Malaysia, Xinhua news agency reported.

Overcrowing and strong winds were blamed for the disaster. It was not clear whether the boat was operated by Malaysian or Indonesian owners.

–IANS

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