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Speedboat capsizes in west Indonesia; 11 dead and 1 missing


PEKANBARU, Indonesia (AP) — A speedboat carrying 74 people capsized in rough seas in western Indonesia, killing at least 11 and leaving one person missing. Many of the dead were women and children. Officials say 62 people were rescued, including some who were unconscious after drifting in the choppy waters for hours. They were hospitalized in stable condition. The boat was carrying 68 passengers, mostly people returning from visits to their hometowns to celebrate Eid al-Fitr holiday with their families, and six crew members when it sank Thursday afternoon. Two tugboats and two inflatable boats battled high waves in the overnight darkness as they searched for survivors.

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