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Two foreign tourists still missing after Indonesia boat sinks


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Two foreign tourists still missing after Indonesia boat sinks

Bad weather has hampered the search for two foreign tourists still missing after a boat travelling between two Indonesian islands sank at the weekend.

However 13 people were found alive on Monday, meaning that all but two of the 25 passengers and crew travelling on the small cruise ship, mostly foreigners, have now been rescued.

The ship was on a three-day trip from Lombok, a popular destination for tourists, to Komodo Island, which is famous for its giant monitor lizards.

Indonesia has a checkered maritime safety record among the thousands of ferries that criss-cross the vast archipelago. Two ships sank last month during the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holidays, killing 36 people.

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