Jakarta, June 20: Rescuers have recovered three bodies and are searching for 176 people who remain missing after a passenger boat sank in Lake Toba on Indonesia’s Sumatra island two days ago, officials said on Wednesday. Kapal Motor Sinar Bangun boat sank at 5.30 p.m. on Monday after departing Simanindo port in Samosir district and was 1.61 km away from its destination of Tigaras Parapat of Simalungun district. “Three women were dead and 18 others have been rescued safely,” Director General for land transport of the Transport Ministry Budi Setiyadi told Xinhua news agency. (IANS)
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