Nine Indonesians have drowned in a boat accident, allegedly caused by selfie-taking tourists.
According to AFP via The Jakarta Post, the overloaded boat capsized in a reservoir in Central Java on May 15.
All 20 passengers on board had moved suddenly to one side of the vessel to take a group photo, Central Java police chief Ahmad Lutfi was quoted by AFP as saying.
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11 people were rescued from the reservoir's waters, with the last of the nine victims found at 5am on Monday morning reported iNews.
Among those who drowned in the accident was a one-year-old baby and an eight-year-old boy.
Lutfi also told reporters that the boat had been helmed by a 13-year-old.
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