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Unknown number of people missing in Borneo ferry accident

05-28-2013 15:26 BJT

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An overloaded ferry has capsized in Malaysia’s Borneo, leaving an unknown number of people missing.

The accident took place on Tuesday when the ferry ran into rocks in a remote river. The ferry was believed to be carrying much more than its recommended limit of 74 passengers.

Local police say the boat was packed because many are heading to their home villages for a festival holiday that indigenous tribes will celebrate later this week. While dozens of survivors swam ashore, many are still missing.

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: CCTV.com

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