2 foreigners still missing in Indonesia sinking

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Posted: Monday, August 18, 2014 2:22 am

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers have safely recovered 13 more people from a tourist boat that sank in central Indonesia, but are searching for a Dutch man and an Italian woman still missing.

The boat sank Saturday evening on its way from Lombok island to Komodo island carrying 20 foreign tourists, four Indonesian crewmen and an Indonesian guide. Ten people — all foreigners — were rescued Sunday.

Lalu Wahyu Efendi, operational chief for the search and rescue agency in Mataram, the provincial capital of West Nusatenggara, says eight more foreigners and all five Indonesians were found early Monday.

Most of those who were rescued Monday had minor injuries.

Indonesia's disaster management agency says the boat was hit by a 3-meter-high (10-foot-high) wave and crashed into a reef, causing it to leak and sink.

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