29 Jun '18, 6am

Underwater drone finds bodies, motorcycles from sunken Indonesia ferry

JAKARTA: Search teams using an underwater drone have found human remains and motorcycles believed to be from an Indonesian ferry that sank last week in one of the world's deepest volcanic lakes. The KM Sinar Bangun, a 17-metre long wooden ferry, capsized during a storm and sank in Lake Toba, which is around 450m deep. Three passengers have been confirmed dead and nearly 200 are missing. Advertisement Many passengers are believed to have been trapped inside the overloaded ferry, but the depth of the lake on the island of Sumatra and diving conditions have complicated efforts to recover their remains. Video footage taken on Thursday (Jun 28) by a remotely-operated underwater vehicle (ROV) showed human remains, motorcycles and ropes from the ferry at a depth of 450 metres, the National Search and Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) said. "After successfully finding the objects, the next...

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