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9 missing after second boat with Indonesian workers sinks off Malaysia
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, June 19, 2014 3:00 AM EDT
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia
Malaysia's maritime agency says nine people were missing after another boat carrying 27 Indonesians overturned off the country's west coast, in the second such recent incident.
Maritime agency official Mohammad Zuhri said that the second boat capsized early Thursday off Sepang town on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur. He said 18 people, including four women, were rescued by passing merchant ships but nine others are still missing.
The boat was believed to have been headed to Tanjung Balai in Indonesia's Sumatra island, he said.