At least 7 dead in Indonesia boat selfie accident
17 May 2021 at 11:15
Rescuers search for victims after a boat carrying 20 holiday-makers capsized on Saturday at a reservoir in Boyolali, Central Java. (Photo by HANDOUT / National Search and Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) / AFP)
Seven Indonesians drowned after a boat capsized because of tourists attempting a selfie, police said Sunday.
The accident happened when all 20 passengers suddenly moved to the one side of the boat to take a group photo on Saturday in a
on Java island.
"The 20 people took a selfie on the right side then the boat lost balance and flipped," the police chief told reporters, adding that there were too many passengers on the boat.
Police said that 11 people were rescued but seven were found dead. Rescuers were searching for two people still missing.
Authorities said they will look into whether there was
by those managing the boat rides at the
Police said that the boat was
by a 13-year-old.
Boat accidents are common in Indonesia due to low safety
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: (of a boat or other object) to turn over in the water - คว่ำ, พลิกคว่ำ
: to turn over into a different position with a sudden quick movement - สะบัด,พลิก
: to officially control an organisation or company - มีตำแหน่งผู้ควบคุม
: when you do not give enough care or attention to someone or something - ความประมาท, ความไม่เอาใจใส่
: to save a person or animal from a dangerous or unpleasant situation - ช่วยชีวิต
: a natural or artificial lake where water is stored - อ่างเก็บน้ำ
: a level of quality that is normal or acceptable for a particular person or in a particular situation - มาตรฐาน, บรรทัดฐาน
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