22 Sep '11, 4am
Hopes dim for 14 musicians in Indonesia sea search - Straits Times
In this photo provided by Bali police, rescuers scour the waters to discover the victims of boat sinking, off Bali island, Indonesia Wednesday, Sept 21, 2011. Indonesian police say a wooden boat carrying dozens of Balinese musicians has sunk in high waves, killing 11 people. -- PHOTO: AP JAKARTA (AFP) - Hopes were fading on Thursday for 14 traditional musicians missing after a boat sank off Indonesia's resort island of Bali, with 11 people already confirmed dead in the accident. A group of 36 Balinese musicians was travelling on an inter-island boat late on Tuesday after performing at a burial ceremony. Eleven people were found dead and the remaining passengers were rescued alive. 'It has been two days since they went missing. The chance to find them alive is pretty slim. I hope there is a miracle,' Bali search and rescue agency head I Ketut Parwa told AFP.