One killed in Indonesia ferry capsize

Jakarta, March 5 (IANS) One person was killed and four people were reported missing when a ferry capsized in Indonesia.

The Ferry, Rafelia II, capsized on Friday when it was leaving Gilimanuk port in Bali for Ketapang port in Java’s Banyuwangi district.

The search and rescue operations continued on Saturday, Xinhua news agency reported.

“We discovered one body and are searching for four missing persons,” an official said.

He said that the ferry was overloaded and it should load only 37 passengers and 14 crew members.

“The fact is we have safely evacuated 76 people and found one dead body, and according to the information four people, one of them a child, are still missing,” the official added.

He said that the rescue operation on Saturday involved those from Bali and Java search and rescue offices, navy, and the police.

A helicopter and ships have been dispatched to support the rescue operation, he added.

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