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Search resumes for 44 missing from Indonesia boat sinking

USAToday


Indonesian rescue authorities on Thursday resumed a search for more than 40 people missing from the sinking of an overcrowded speedboat a day earlier.

The search effort, which was suspended after nightfall Wednesday, started again at daylight with some 280 personnel involved, said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, head of the country's disaster mitigation agency.

Eighteen bodies have been identified and 39 people were rescued, according to the agency.

There were 101 people were on the boat, and 44 are still missing, Sutopo said.