The Jakarta Post | Sun, 06/05/2011 11:00 PM
A team of Malaysian authorities found the bodies of seven Indonesian fishermen in Malaysian waters following a tragic accident that reportedly occurred several days ago, an official says.
“The Malaysian authorities face difficulties identifying the bodies as most have decomposed in the salty waters,” Johor Bahru general councilor Jonas Lumban Tobing said Sunday, as quoted by kompas.com.
“Until now we have only managed to identify one body by the name of Jumagin, a resident of Trenggalek,” Jonas said, adding that the bodies would be buried in Malaysia.
A ship containing 24 passengers sank after confronting unfavorable sea weather off Malaysian waters on Wednesday last week. As many as 17 passengers were found alive and are presently hospitalized.