One dead as ferry carrying 80 people sinks in Indonesia

Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said the boat sank in bad weather

An estimated 18 people had been rescued and one passenger was confirmed dead after the ferry sank on Monday. Cellphone video released Tuesday by the National Disaster Mitigation Agency shows the crew of another ferry attempting to rescue people struggling in the waters shortly after the sinking Monday evening but being hampered by bad weather and rough waters. According to emergency services, a late-night rescue mission saved at least 18 people and one found dead.

At least one person has died and dozens are missing after a boat carrying 80 people capsized on Monday in Indonesia, an official from the national disaster agency said.

"There are 65 people who say their relatives are missing".

"I was desperate, I was scared to death".

The 1145-square-kilometre Lake Toba, formed out of an ancient super volcano, is a popular sightseeing destination on the island of Sumatra. Tens of millions of Indonesians return to their hometowns and take holidays at the end of Ramadan.

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The hotels on the island in Lake Toba - the world's largest volcanic lake, which is 1-1/2 times Singapore's size - were packed for the Hari Raya Puasa holidays, Indonesian media reported.

It was not immediately clear if any of the missing passengers were foreigners.

"Our joint teams moved out at 7am", said Budiawan, head of the search and rescue agency in the nearby city of Medan, adding that the teams would work for as long as the weather allowed.

With 17,000 islands and sometimes lax security checks, maritime accidents are a relatively common occurrence in the vast archipelago that makes up Indonesia.

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