Boat Carrying 10 People Sinks Off Tawau; All Rescued By Bomba

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TAWAU: A boat capsized in the waters off Tawau Wednesday morning, but all 10 people on board were rescued.

Tawau Police deputy chief Supt Mustafa Maaruf Mustafa said the six women and four men had been taken to Kampung Sungai Melayu.

The Sabah Fire and Rescue Department said the boat is believed to have sunk on its way from Kampung Haji Kuning in Sebatik island to Tawau.

Six firefighters were deployed following a distress call at 6.07am, it said in a statement.