The accident happened on Sunday evening, according to Julius Hakiza, the police spokesman for Albertine region.
“You realize we are going?” I just held my bag and got ready. No sooner had I finished the phrase than the boat capsized.
Her sister says she does not even know who convinced her to go for the boat cruise that has ended her life.
Divers part of the marine units of the Police and army were Sunday busy retrieving bodies from the submerged vessel not far from the mainland.
Indonesian illegal migrants often make a perilous journey in small rickety boats to Malaysia in search of work, mainly in construction and agriculture....
The bodies of 23 people have been retrieved from the water so far but the death toll is expected to surge to around 60.
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