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Seven Japanese divers missing in Indonesia

Published on Feb 15, 2014 2:38 PM

JAKARTA (AFP) - Seven Japanese tourists were missing after leaving for a scuba diving trip in waters off the Indonesian island of Bali, police said on Saturday.

The group disappeared after heading out on a speedboat to Nusa Lembongan, a small island off the southeast coast of the popular resort isle, Bali police spokesman Hariadi said.

"Seven Japanese tourists went missing after a diving activity in the area on Friday," he said.

"We have sent out rescue boats and a helicopter this morning to comb the beaches and surrounding areas to look for them as well as their speedboat. So far, we have found nothing," he added.

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