The victims of the fire on Board the ferry near Jakarta killed 23 people, 17 people were missing. Managed to save 194 passengers of the ferry. Some victims are in serious condition due to severe burns.
A fire on a ferry in Indonesia has killed 23 people, another 17 were missing. This was reported by the Associated Press, citing local officials.
According to the Agency, on Board the ferry were more than 230 people. They followed from the port of Jakarta to the resort Thousand Islands. Most of the passengers were Indonesian. They celebrated New year.
According to the representative of the local Agency for the fight against natural disasters, fire has covered about half of the vessel. About 22 victims were hospitalized. Rescuers recovered 23 bodies.
About 10 ships are searching for missing passengers of the ferry. According to eyewitnesses, the fire started after approximately 15 minutes after the departure of the ferry from the port of MUAR Angle. The cause of the fire is still unknown. Some passengers said that they saw smoke from the engine compartment of the vessel.
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