Nine believed dead in Indonesian ferry sinking

Nine people are believed to have died when a ferry sank off Indonesia’s Sumatra island last week, and around 30 people remain missing, officials have said.

An Indonesian navy boat was trying to retrieve eight bodies of people thought to have been on board the ferry, which was carrying at least 133 people when it went down en route from Sibolga in North Sumatra to Nias island.

Ninety-four, including the ship’s captain, were rescued.