8 Tourists, 5 Crew Rescued After Indonesia Boat Sinks

Authorities in Indonesia say 13 more people traveling aboard a tourist ferry boat that sank Saturday have been rescued.

The small vessel carrying 20 passengers and five Indonesian crew members capsized after striking a reef during a trip between the popular tourist destinations of Lombok Island and Komodo Island off Indonesia's eastern coast.

An additional eight foreign tourists and all five crew members were rescued early Monday, following the rescue of 10 tourists on Sunday.

Two other tourists remain missing.

Boat accidents are common in Indonesia; a vast archipelago nation consisting of thousands of islands.

VOA News / Aug. 19, 2014 07:54 KST