7 bodies recovered after boat sinks in Indonesia

Jakarta, Oct 9 (IANS) The bodies of all seven persons aboard a boat that sank have been fished out from a river in western Indonesia, a disaster agency official said on Sunday

The accident took place at Bengawan Solo river in East Java province of Indonesia on Friday.

“All the bodies of the missing persons have been retrieved,” Xinhua news agency quoted an official as saying.

Previously, 18 other passengers on the boat were evacuated safely. Over-loading has been stated as the cause of the accident, the official said.