JAKARTA, Rescuers have recovered two bodies and are continuing search and rescue operation for the missing persons on Sunday after a boat carrying boarding school students capsized in waters off East Java province.
"Searching for the missing students continued Sunday, " Johar Satrio, rescuer at the search and rescue office in the province said.
The rescuers combed to the east of the scene due to wind blowing to the direction, according to him.
Search and rescue operation personnel includes those from search and rescue office, soldiers, police and sailors, according to him.
Motor Kota Baru boat carrying 20 students from Abu Hurairah boarding school was hit by huge waves when it was passing the waters near Pulau Sepekan of Sumenep in Madura district, said Satrio.
The incident took place during poor weather condition, he added.
Satrio said that two students remain missing in the incident, as he revised down the figure from three.
The boat was heading to Tanjung village, as the students were on the way to attend a sermon, according to him.
Source: NAM News Network