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Thriller fire kills more than 200 Indonesian passenger boats, 14 killed

The New Straits Times reported that a blaze broke out on the deck of the passenger ship The KM Express Cantika 77, spewing black smoke. Many passengers and crew were choking on smoke. and they all panicked Put on a life jacket and jump into the sea.

News reports stated that This incident occurred on Oct. 24, 2022 by local Indonesian media. Reported that this ship left the port of Kupang. in East Nusa Tenggara Province to Calabahi City with 230 passengers and 10 crew, a total of 240 people before the fire It left 14 people dead, while 226 passengers and crew were rescued safely from nearby rescue boats and fishing boats. and some can swim back to shore The survivors who were rescued from the water were taken to a nearby hospital. Many people are still shocked by the incident.

Indonesia is prone to frequent passenger and ship tragedy, as an archipelago of more than 17,000 islands, requiring people to travel by boat. While passenger ship operators have failed to maintain safety standards, just in 2018, a passenger ship sank in North Sumatra province. There were 167 deaths.

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