Indonesian Ferry Blast Kills At Least Three
Thursday, December 02, 1999
An explosion on an Indonesian ferry on Dec. 2 killed at least three people, with 196 passengers rescued, local police said. They said the accident happened minutes after the Dumai Express 6 ferry left Bengkalis port in Riau province off Sumatra, en route to the industrial island of Batam near Singapore.
The police official said the authorities were still investigating the cause of the explosion. The crippled ferry has been brought back to Bengkalis port.