One dead and dozens missing in Indonesia boat accident.

At least one person has died and dozens are missing after a ferry carrying about 80 peoples capsized Monday in Indonesia. An official from the national disaster agency(NDA) said.
“Eighteen passengers have been rescued, one is dead”- agency spokeman Mr. Sutopo Purow Nugroho said.
Rescue team have been deployed but bad weather has halted the operation for the night.
The boat overturned in lake Toba in the province of North Sumatra.
The authorities believe the craft was operating illegally with no manifest and passengers had not been given tickets.
Muslim- majority Indonesia has been celebrating Eid ul Fitr since Friday and millions go on holidayduring the festivities, with Lake Tuba a popular tourist destination.
The sinking is the latest in a string of deadly maritime accidents in the vast Indonesian archipelago, which relies heavily on boats to ferry people arround its 17000 islands but has a poor safety record.

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