Accident at Sea

Indonesian Ferry Sinks, 242 Aboard

An Indonesian ferrying carrying 242 people sank off Sumatra Sunday. Police said at least 25 people have been killed. One report said that rescue ships had sighted people floating in the water around small islets, but that ships couldn't reach them because of the high waves. Eventually, 232 people were pulled from the water. According to the Associated Press, Indonesian ferry accidents have claimed the lives of hundreds in recent years as safety protocols are not well enforced and overcrowding is common.