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Dozens feared useless as overloaded Sumatra ferry sinks

Dozens feared useless as overloaded Sumatra ferry sinks

Poor weather is hampering the rescue effort on Lake Toba

Indonesian rescuers are attempting to find extra than 100 people missing after a ferry sank on a lake in Sumatra.

Eighteen survivors were pulled from hard waters on Lake Toba, a famous visitor destination and one of the deepest lakes inside the international.
The ferry was certified to hold 60 human beings but officials say about a hundred thirty were on board when it went down on Monday.
Maritime accidents are not unusual in Indonesia where protection requirements are lax, correspondents say.
Rescue employees are scuffling with rain and excessive winds to try and attain any ultimate survivors from Monday’s accident.
“Many people have stated their family lacking,” a nearby rescue reputable named as Budiawan informed Reuters information corporation.
Lake Toba fills the 450m-deep (1,500ft) depression left through an ancient volcano eruption. Ferries run between a scenic island inside the middle and cities at the shore.
this is the height tourist season in Muslim-majority Indonesia, with millions of people travelling for the Islamic festival of Eid.