Agence France-PresseMay 28, 2013 02:46
An overloaded boat carrying an estimated 100 people capsized Tuesday on a remote Malaysian jungle river and some passengers were believed trapped in the vessel, news reports and police said.
The accident occurred on Malaysia's longest river, the Rajang, which flows from deep in the rugged interior of Borneo island in the state of Sarawak, Bakar Anak Sebau, police chief of the remote town of Belaga, told AFP.
"An express boat carrying about 100 people has capsized in a swift-flowing river. I believe there were women and children onboard," he said.