Boat sinks off Indonesia coast, hundreds missing

Reuters News
Posted: Dec 19, 2011 7:05 AM

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A boat carrying 380 migrants, most of them from the Middle East, sank off the coast of east Java in Indonesia and hundreds of the passengers are still missing, a senior emergencies official said Sunday.

Seventy six people have been rescued, and hundreds of others are missing, said Sahrul Arifin, the head of emergency and logistic at the East Java Disaster Mitigation Center.

(Reporting by Olivia Rondonuwu)