Indonesia lists 180 missing on doomed ferry, launches underwater search
Updated : June 20, 2018 11:57 AM IST
The death toll from an Indonesian ferry disaster could top 180, as authorities raised an estimate of the number of people missing two days after the wooden tourist boat sank in a lake formed in the crater of an ancient volcano.
Divers and an underwater drone joined the search of Lake Toba on Sumatra island on Wednesday as tearful relatives of gathered at the small port in Tigaras, awaiting any news.
The new estimate on the number missing is three times the ferry's capacity and up from around 130 estimated previously, including many children.
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