22 missing after Indonesian boat capsize

Jakarta, April 12: As many as 22 people have been missing since Tuesday in Indonesia’s Papua province as their boat sunk after getting hit by huge waves, local media reported Friday.

The wooden boat with 30 locals on board was hit by huge waves when sailing from Papua’s Yapen island to Mamberamo Raya Regency in the Papua mainland, Xinhua quoted police officer Gatot Prasetyo as saying.

Eight people have been rescued and evacuated by a local search and rescue team, according to thejakartapost.com.

IANS