Speed boat carrying 30 passengers overturns in N Kalimantan river

Speed boat carrying 30 passengers overturns in N Kalimantan river

Speed boat SB Riyan which overturned near Plaju Village, Sembakung Sub-district, North Kalimantan on Monday (June 7, 2021). (ANTARA/HO-Basarnas Tarakan)

Nunukan, N Kalimantan (ANTARA) - A speed boat ferrying 30 passengers, including seven children, capsized on Monday afternoon while en route to Sebuku Sub-district, Nunukan District, North Kalimantan Province.

Five of the boat’s passengers, including three children, died in the mishap, according to the National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas)-Tarakan Office.

The boat overturned at 1:28 p.m. local time in the waters near Pelaju Village, Sembakung Sub-district, Nunukan District, after its skipper reportedly lost control while navigating a turn in choppy waters, the agency's coordinator, Aminuddin, said in a press statement released on Monday afternoon.  

 

 

 

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