Overloaded boat capsizes in Indonesia, at least 8 dead
JAKARTA (AP) - An Indonesian official says an overloaded boat carrying people performing a traditional ceremony at sea has capsized in high waves, killing at least eight villagers.
Local police chief Lieutenant Colonel Taslim Chaerudin said search teams and local fishermen rescued 34 injured people on Thursday and rushed them to a nearby hospital in Central Java's town of Jepara.
The wooden boat was designed to hold only 20 people.
He said more than 40 villagers were heading home from Panjang island to nearby Kartini beach after performing a ceremony to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the end of the Islamic holy month. It was unclear if others were missing.