21 Sep 2011

10 killed in Bali boat accident

8:39 pm on 21 September 2011

At least 10 people have been killed in a boat accident off the coast of Bali, according to Indonesian officials.

The boat was travelling between the islands of Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida, off Bali's south-east coast.

Officials have confirmed that at least 10 people have been killed while 11 survived, the ABC reports.

Rescue crews in helicopters and boats, as well as local fishermen, are searching for 14 people still missing.

The victims were travelling home from a funeral ceremony on Nusa Lembongan when the boat was swamped early on Wednesday. Officials say it might have been overcrowded.