40 Indonesians missing off Malaysia after boat sinks

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Image provided by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency shows passengers rescued from an overturned boat off the Johor coast wait at the maritime office on August 2, 2013. Forty Indonesians believed to be illegal immigrants seeking to return home went missing after a boat carrying them sank off the coast of Malaysia, a maritime official said on August 3. (Malaysian Maritime/AFP)

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) –  Forty Indonesians believed to be illegal immigrants seeking to return home were missing Saturday after a boat carrying them sank off the coast of Malaysia, a maritime official said.

The boat, thought to be carrying 44 people, sank Thursday night off southern Johor state, said Amran Daud, an official with the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA), adding four were rescued on Friday.

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