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17 including 3 children killed, dozens missing as boat capsizes in Indonesia

The wooden motorboat broke down on Tuesday after leaving from the east of the main island of Java late Monday.

SNS | New Delhi |

As many as 17 people including three children were killed and at least two dozens are reported missing when a passenger boat capsized off the waters of Indonesia’s Java island, an Indonesian official said.

The boat was coming from a wedding party.

According to officials, 39 passengers were rescued while one person was officially listed as missing after the boat capsized in the rough waters off Sumenep in Madura island.

The wooden motorboat broke down on Tuesday after leaving from the east of the main island of Java late Monday.