Indonesian ferry sinks

This item appears on page 14 of the August 2018 issue.

An overloaded ferry carrying passengers on Lake Toba, Sumatra, Indonesia, sank in bad weather on June 18. As of press time, 190 people were still missing, with three confirmed dead. Only 17 people were rescued, including the captain. 

The ferry was rated to carry only 60 passengers. The captain, who was also reported to be the owner, was arrested on June 21.

Lake Toba is, in surface area, the largest volcanic crater lake in the world and has a depth of about 1,500 feet. Recovery teams had not yet found the ferry as of press time.