At Least 10 Migrants Drowned Off Malaysia Coast, 29 People Missing

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At least ten migrants have been killed off the south coast of Malaysia after their vessel capsized.

 

A major search has been launched for 29 people who are still missing. The rescue services have reported this to the local newspaper, The Star.

The accident occurred near Tanjung Balau, in southeastern Malaysia. There were 60 migrants in the capsized boat, 21 of whom were rescued.

It is unclear where the migrants boarded. However, maritime authorities say they may have entered Malaysian waters illegally.

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