Around 240 people were rescued and at least 17 died (an updated figure as initially it was reported that 14 had died) when a boat caught fire off the coast of Indonesia. Three boats as well as local fishermen came to the scene to assist in the rescue efforts, authorities said. No word on the cause of the fire which is being investigated.
The KM Express Cantika 77 was headed to Kalabahi from Kupang in East Nusa Tenggara province when it caught fire. Some passengers jumped overboard during the panic.