17 missing after ferry catches fire near Indonesia capital At least 23 people were killed and pandora bead necklace 17 others were missing after a ferry caught fire Sunday off the coast of Indonesia's capital, officials said.
The vessel was carrying cheap genuine pandora more than 230 people from Jakarta's port of Muara Angke to Tidung, a resort island in the Kepulauan Seribu chain, when it caught fire, officials said. Most of the passengers were Indonesians celebrating the New Year's pandora jewelry retail stores holiday, according to local media reports. Seply Madreta, an official from the local Disaster Mitigation Agency, said the fire gutted about half the ship. He said that about 22 injured victims were rushed to hospitals, and that 23 bodies had been recovered. A search pandora sale involving about 10 ships was underway to find those still missing, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency said in a statement. Witnesses told MetroTV that the fire broke out about 15 minutes after the ship left Muara Angke. The cause of the fire was not immediately clear.
Some passengers told local media that they first saw smoke coming from the ferry's engine. TV footage showed people in the water with the ferry in flames in the background. A woman in the water can be heard screaming "Ya Allah! Ya Allah!" or "Oh God! Oh God!".
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