Indonesian Ferry Sinks Killing Nine

At least nine bodies have been recovered so far after a ferry ship sank in waters off Indonesia’s Ternate island last Monday.

The boat, carrying 77 passengers and crew, sank Monday night in waters around Tokaka Island in North Maluku province in east-central Indonesia.

According to rescue personnel, four bodies were found on Wednesday evening and five more during the latest search.

There are still four passengers that remain unaccounted for while search and rescue operations continue with the help of local fishermen.

Authorities have not yet disclosed the cause of the sinking or if the ferry company was liable for the accident.


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