Ferry carrying 80 passengers sinks in Indonesian lake

(VOVWORLD) - A night-time search and rescue effort is underway after a ferry carrying about 80 passengers sank Monday in a popular lake on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, killing at least one person.

The Disaster Mitigation Agency said the KM Sinar Bangun vessel sank in bad weather at about 5.30PM local time. 19 people have been rescued so far and one death was confirmed after the accident on Lake Toba. It’s unclear whether there was a foreign passenger.

Lake Toba fills the caldera of a giant volcano that erupted thousands of years ago and is a popular tourist spot in Indonesia.

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