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Crowded ferry burns in Indonesia; at least 11 dead

Another ferry mishap. Full story.

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Smoke billows from the burning ferry seen from the shore of Merak city on Jan. 28. At least 11 people were killed when a fire broke out on the ferry travelling between the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra overnight, the transport ministry said. The ferry caught fire in the Sunda Strait, about three kilometres (two miles) from the port of Merak at the westernmost tip of Java, at around 3.30am.

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A passenger rescued from the burning ferry is carried by port personnel in Merak city on Jan. 28.