13 killed after boat sinks off near Malaysia coast

January 26, 2016 2:02 PM

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KAULA LUMPUR - Police are searching for survivors after a boat capsiszed off the coast of Malaysia, killing at least 13 people, officials said on Tuesday.

Police said that the bodies of nine women and four men were found washed up on a beach in Johor state. Those on board were thought to be illegal migrants or workers from Indonesia, they said.

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