23 people killed in a ferry fire in Indonesia

Rescuers search for victims from the wreckage of a ferry that caught fire off the coast of Jakarta after it was docked at Muara Angke Port in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. The vessel was carrying more than 230 people from the port to Tidung, a resort island in the Kepulauan Seribu chain, when it caught fire, officials said. (AP Photo/Rhana Ananda) (Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

At least 23 people have been killed and 17 more are missing after a ferry caught fire off the coast of Indonesia, the BBC wrote.

The Zahro News ferry was carrying more than 230 people to Tidung island, a resort some 50km (30 miles) from the capital, Jakarta, the BBC added.

Officials said it burst into flames about 1.5km from Muara Angke port in Jakarta, shortly after setting sail, according to the BBC.

Reports said many jumped into the sea. An official told BBC Indonesia that 194 people were rescued. Nine remain in hospital.

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