A heavily laden boat has reportedly capsized in rough seas in Malaysia today. Although as many as 70 people were on board the boat, rescue workers were able to save a number of lives.
An estimated 14 people are feared dead in what will go on record as the worst boat mishap in Malaysia this year. Most of the passengers on board are believed to be undocumented Indonesian migrants.
The local head of the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency, Mohamad Aliyas Hamdan, told AFP, “We are not sure if the migrants were attempting to land in Malaysia or trying to leave Malaysia illegally.”
The boat capsized off Malaysia’s west coast.