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The News Minute | June 18, 2014 | 11:35 am IST 

Kuala Lumpur: A boat carrying 97 foreigners overturned about two nautical miles off the western coast of Malaysia, a media report said here on Wednesday. Thirty-one people were rescued but others remained missing.

It was a wooden boat which capsized near Sungai Air Hitam off the western coast of Malaysia, Xinhua reported.

The fire and rescue department received a distress call at about 12.24 a.m. and their team reached the scene within 30 minutes, The Star reported.

The search operation was still on till last report and the fire fighters were monitoring the coastline.


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