Two dead, 18 missing as boat capsizes off Malaysia

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KUALA LUMPUR: At least two people died and 18 others were missing after an overloaded boat carrying illegal Indonesian immigrants capsized off the coast of southern Malaysia, a maritime official said.

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“The boat carried illegal immigrants going back to Indonesia” to celebrate the end of Ramadan, the official told Agence France-Presse, adding that 59 people were rescued after the accident late Monday.

“The boat was small and… overloaded,” the official from the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency said, requesting anonymity.

AFP

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