Five more bodies recovered after boat capsizes off Malaysia

Five more bodies recovered after boat capsizes off Malaysia
# 16 December 2021 08:08 (UTC +04:00)

Malaysian authorities recovered on Thursday the bodies of five more people who had been missing since their boat capsized off the country's south a day earlier, officials said, bringing the death toll from the accident to 16, APA reports quoitng Reuters.

The dead included 10 men and six women, the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) said in a statement.

Fourteen people were found safe, while 20 remained missing, as search and rescue operations continued for a second day.

All those aboard the boat, which overturned off Malaysia's southern Johor state in bad weather on Wednesday, were Indonesians suspected to be undocumented migrants traveling to Malaysia, the MMEA has said.

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