Thirty-one people have been rescued and 11 are still missing after a ferry ran out of fuel and sank in bad weather off the coast of Indonesia, an official said. Local tugboats and fishermen brought many of the survivors ashore after the ‘KM Ladang Pertiwi’ sank while sailing through the Makassar strait in South Sulawesi province on Thursday.
“Until now 31 people have been rescued alive and we are still looking for 11 more people who are still missing’’, head of local search and rescue team Djunaidi, who like some Indonesians goes by only one name, said. “They have returned home now and they are generally in good health’’, he added. — AFP