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Dozens of Indonesian migrants feared drowned off Malaysian coast

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At least 66 people are feared drowned after an overloaded boat sank three kilometres from the town of Banting off Malaysia’s western coast.

The wooden craft was said to have been carrying 97 illegal immigrants.

The passengers who are thought to have been from Indonesia included woman and children.

The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency said it had received a distress call at around midnight and had sent several search and rescue vessels to the area.