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Video: Crew And Passengers Jump Into Sea As Indonesian Ferry Catches Fire

Smoke billowing from the KM Karya Indah ferry crusing within the Molucca sea heading for Sanana

Jakarta:

Search and rescue groups are searching for an individual nonetheless lacking after tons of had been rescued from a passenger ferry that caught hearth in Indonesia’s Molucca Sea, native officers stated on Sunday.

Passenger ferry KM Karya Indah was travelling in a distant a part of the Indonesian archipelago, from Ternate within the province of North Maluku in direction of Sanana on the island of Sulabes, when the fireplace broke out early on Saturday morning.

Dramatic footage from Indonesia’s search and rescue company confirmed the vessel engulfed in smoke and a part of the ship ablaze as passengers in life vests jumped from the deck to lifeboats.

Search and rescue officers stated 274 individuals had been rescued from the vessel with out damage and brought to a close-by village, whereas one particular person was nonetheless lacking.

“The search is still continuing. Today’s search and rescue plan (will be conducted) by a joint search and rescue team,” head of the Ternate search and rescue crew, Muhamad Arafah, stated in an announcement on Sunday.

Initial reviews recommend the fireplace could have began within the engine room. Indonesian officers stated they’re investigating the reason for the incident.

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