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Atleast 17 bodies have been recovered from Indonesian waters after a ferry sank on Friday

Atleast 17 bodies have been recovered from Indonesian waters after a ferry sank on Friday

Atleast 17 bodies have been recovered from Indonesian waters after a ferry sank on Friday

Rescuers have recovered 17 bodies in waters off eastern Indonesia where an overcrowded ferry sank two days ago, an official has said.

At least five people are still missing.

Port official Willy Tal said the bodies have been found on Sunday.

The six-ton Tersanjung was carrying at least 66 crew and passengers when it sank on Friday in rough seas about seven miles (10 kilometres) off the northern coast of Flores.

Some 44 people have been rescued.

Ships are a main source of transportation in Indonesia, the world's largest archipelago nation with more than 17,000 islands.

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