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Updated 29 May : Boat sank incident in Sarawak

It’s confirmed so far (29 May) 11 were still missing in the incident of boat sank in Rajang River. 179 people were reported safe. Contrary to news reported in last night which claimed that a total of 23 people were missing and 181 were safe.

The search and rescue operation today focused around Jeram Tukok/Jeram Bungan in 7 early morning. No body were found so far.

The cause of this incident was overloaded boat and the urgent flow of the river on that day.

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Picture before the boat sank.

Based on initial investigation, the police believed the boat which sank near Belaga had overloaded with 200 passengers.

Category: National