Death toll from boat tragedy in Malaysia rises to 61, 20 Indonesians rescued

September 7, 2015 3:59 AM

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – A Malaysian official says the death toll from a wooden boat that capsized last week with Indonesian migrant workers off the country's western coast has risen to 61. Another 20 Indonesians have been rescued.

Maritime official Mohamad Hambali Yaakup says rescuers have retrieved the bodies of 37 men, 23 women and that of a young girl.

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