Many dead in Indonesia ferry blaze

Indonesia, home to 240 million people, relies heavily on ferry services to connect the 17,000 islands in the world's largest archipelago.

Many dead in Indonesia ferry blaze


At least 11 people were killed and many more injured when a passenger and vehicle ferry caught fire in the Sunda Strait between Indonesia's Java and Sumatra islands early on Friday, a government official said.

"We have rescued 427 including the ferry crew," said Wiratno, a transport ministry director who like many Indonesians uses only one name.

Indonesia, home to 240 million people, relies heavily on ferry services to connect the 17,000 islands in the world's largest archipelago.

Reuters

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