23:07 GMT03 December 2020
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    The deadly accident occurred due to a leak on the left side of the ship's hull, according to Indonesia's transportation agency.

    The incident occurred on Tuesday afternoon. A ferry with 139 passengers and 48 cars on board capsized off the coast of Indonesia's Sulawesi island.

    A search operation is currently underway. At the moment, it is not yet clear how many people have been rescued.

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    Images from the scene show some people clinging to the sinking ferry, whereas other passengers are floating in the water waiting for help.

    A similar incident occurred two weeks ago when a ferry with at least 80 passengers on board sank in Lake Toba, a popular tourist destination in North Sumatra.

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