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Seven people drown in Indonesian selfies

A passenger attempted to take a selfie in Central Java, Indonesia, drowning a tourist boat carrying 20 capsized people in a reservoir, leaving two missing.

Central Java police chief Ahmad Lutfi said on Sunday that the accident on Saturday occurred after all passengers had moved in front of the boat.

He said they were trying to take a selfie when heading to a floating restaurant in the middle of the reservoir.

Eleven people were rescued after the overloaded boat capsized.

A later search found seven bodies. Four of the dead were children. The two are still missing.

“We will continue the search operation to find that the other two are still missing,” says Lutfi.

He added that the boat was steered by a 13-year-old boy and was not equipped with safety devices, but the reservoir manager ignored the health protocol to limit the number of visitors during the pandemic. It was.

The influx of visitors surged as Indonesians spent five days off May 12 to celebrate the Eid festival, which celebrates the end of the holy month of Islam in Ramadan.

Seven people drown in Indonesian selfies

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