Police detain captain in deadly Indonesia ferry disaster | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, June 22, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:06 AM, June 22, 2018

Police detain captain in deadly Indonesia ferry disaster

The captain of an overloaded Indonesian ferry that sank into the depths of Sumatra's Lake Toba has been detained by police for questioning over the deadly disaster, authorities said yesterday.

He was among just 18 people rescued after the vessel capsized and sank Monday afternoon at the picturesque volcanic lake, a popular tourist destination.

Three passengers have been confirmed dead.

But official estimates yesterday morning listed 193 others -- including children -- as missing, raising fears the sinking could be one of Indonesia's deadliest maritime disasters.

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