MALAYSIAN BOAT ACCIDENTS CLAIM 15 LIVES

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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian authorities said on Friday a 15th body was found and 27 people remain missing from two boat accidents, at a time when Indonesian illegal migrant workers head home for the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. Eighty-two people have been rescued so far in an ongoing search off western Malaysia after the boats, believed to be bound for Sumatra, sank early on Wednesday, said Mohamad Hambali Yaakup, an official with the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency “Of the 15 bodies, 12 are male and three female,” he told Agence France-Presse.

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