Ferry sinks in Sunda Strait

Bandarlampung, Lampung (ANTARA News) - MV Bahuga Jaya sank in Sunda Strait, around four miles of Bakauheni harbor, Lampung Province, Sumatra, early Thursday.

Passengers on board the ill-fated ferry was being evacuated, The Operation Manager of the Bakauheni branch of PT ASDP Indonesia Ferry company Heru Purwanto, said here, Thursday.

The number of passengers on board the ferry was not known. The passenger ferry sank allegedly after a collision with a tanker ship.