Tanjung Balau boat tragedy: Five more bodies found


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  • Thursday, 16 Dec 2021

KOTA TINGGI: Five bodies, believed to be victims of a boat capsize incident in the waters of Tanjung Balau, here, on Wednesday (Dec 15), were found along the coastal area on Thursday (Dec 16) morning.

Johor Fire and Rescue Department Zone II chief Al Hasra Mohamad the bodies of three men and two women, believed to be undocumented migrants were discovered between 6.45am and 7.45am.

"The bodies were found between 500ms and 2.5km from the scene,” he said.

The bodies of 11 Indonesian nationals have been found along the Tanjung Balau beach after the boat they were on capsized due to high waves during bad weather early Wednesday morning.

14 other migrants on the boat were rescued, with 25 more still missing.

The boat was reportedly carrying 50 undocumented migrants from Lombok, Indonesia and the search and rescue operation is still ongoing to find the remaining passengers.- Bernama

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