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Indonesia ferry sinks with 139 passengers leaving 12 dead and throwing cars into sea


At least 12 people are dead after a ferry ran aground and took on water off Indonesia's coast, forcing terrified passengers to leap into the sea and wait for rescue, Mirror reported.

The dead include a two-year-old boy and a three-year-old girl, officials say.

Passengers snapped dramatic photos as they clung to railings onboard the sinking vessel which was carrying up to 139 people and didn't have enough life jackets for everyone.

Pictures show huge waves swamping the listing ferry, people wearing orange life jackets as they float in the sea, and cars and trucks sinking in the turbulent water.

One of the vehicles that sank was a secure car carrying 30bn Indonesian rupiah (£1.5m) in cash from a bank.

Footage captured earlier shows scenes of panic onboard as people put on flotation vests while children scream and the boat is whipped by strong winds.

A panicked man who was onboard used Facebook Live to live stream video for four-and-a-half minutes.

Culled from Mirror

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