Death toll in Indonesia boat sinking climbs to 18

Relatives of victims look at a list of names of boat passengers at a rescue center in Samarinda town in East Kalimantan province on Friday as the death toll to rose to 18 from a boat accident in Mahakam river. Photo: AFP

The death toll from a boat accident in the Indonesian part of Borneo island rose to 18 on Friday with five people still missing, a provincial governor said.

Friday, 19 April, 2013, 9:50pm

The Beaten Track

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18 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

In-form Shum on a revenge mission

Young guns Caspar Fownes and Danny Shum Chap-shing were the stars of opening day last weekend and the trainers may well quinella the feature race again at Happy Valley tonight in the Hong Kong Country Club Challenge Cup, 1,200m.

8 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Borneo ethnic clashes toll tops 60 in wake of fare row

The death toll in an outbreak of ethnic violence in Indonesian Borneo went above 60 yesterday.

Security forces, outnumbered by warring villagers, are struggling to control the trouble, which has seen three villages razed to the ground in the northwest of Kalimantan province.

20 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Pattern of violence scarring nation

The latest outbreak of violence, in Borneo, bears all the hallmarks of the kind of conflict now sprouting across Indonesia - a disenfranchised indigenous population, the influx of migrants from other parts of the archipelago and a thirst among those involved for rumour as opposed to fact.

20 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Innocent victims

After reading the report headlined, 'Peasants torch more land in Borneo' (South China Morning Post, October 2), I could not help but feel concerned about the fires raging there.

15 Oct 1997 - 12:00am


IMONG stopped along the trail. Delicately, he held a frond of unidentified creeper between his index finger and thumb and gave it a short, sharp tug. A strange sound followed, a fizzing like the bubbles of a freshly poured glass of champagne. The sound continued for a few seconds and then gradually faded.

4 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

Gold news pushes up share price

HONG Kong Macau Holdings yesterday attributed the massive share price jump in its associate company, Carrie Pacific Holdings, to the encouraging results of channel sampling at its Saran Hard Rock Gold Project in West Kalimantan, Indonesia.

Carrie Pacific's share price jumped from A$0.40 (about HK$2.20) to $0.80 on March 18.

22 Mar 1994 - 12:00am