January 22, 1996 in Nation/World

Wreckage Of Ferry Found In Indonesia

Compiled From Wire Services

Authorities on Sunday located the wreckage of a ferry that sank in a storm, killing at least 54 people and leaving more than 100 unaccounted for.

The ferry was found about six miles from its destination of Sabang, on the island of Weh.

An attempt will be made to lift the wreckage, said Rozali Yusuf, head of the Rescue Command Post of Banda Aceh.

“It has to be pulled out soon because many people are believed trapped inside,” Yusuf said.

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