Fifteen missing after tourist boat sinks

JAKARTA - Fifteen people are missing after a boat with mainly foreign tourists on board sank off eastern Indonesia on Sunday. Ten people were rescued.

The boat was carrying 20 tourists from Britain, the Netherlands, and Spain, and five Indonesian crew members, local search and rescue chief Abdul Wahab told Tempo.co news portal. 

"We suspect that the boat leaked," he was quoted as saying. 

Wahab said the boat was travelling from Bali to Komodo island when it sank.

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