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1 dead, 14 missing after sand mining ship capsizes off Malaysia

22 March 2018

A Chinese sand mining vessel capsized in the waters off Malaysia yesterday. The accident left at least one dead and 14 crew members missing, said the Malaysian coast guard.

Search for those unaccounted for is ongoing. Rescuers expect that the missing crew members are still aboard the vessel since no bodies were found outside of it. Divers from the navy and the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency  are expected to join the search and rescue operation today.