At least five rescued from sunken boat in Malaysia

| Updated: Jan 30, 2017 01:24 IST

Kuala Lumpur [Malaysia], Jan. 29 (ANI): The Chinese embassy in Kuala Lumpur said Sunday that five people were rescued, including a child, from a boat that sank carrying 31 people, including 28 Chinese tourists, off the Malaysian coast. Most passengers on board have been found, according to the Consulate General's office in Kota Kinabalu, the state capital of Sabah where the boat has gone missing since Saturday, reports Xinhua. Rescue operations are still underway. The boat was sailing from Kota Kinabalu to Pulau Mengalum, a popular tourist island some 60 km to the west. The incident occurred during the Chinese New Year celebrations. (ANI)