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14 missing off Indonesia after 10-foot wave hits boat

Rescuers were scouring the ocean off eastern Indonesia on Sunday after 14 people went missing in high waves, police said according to a local newspaper. 

The boat was carrying 27 people to the island of Buru when it capsized after being hit by a 3-meter-high (10-foot-high) wave, local police official Zet Riry told The Jakarta Post. Thirteen had already been rescued, he said, adding that the captain of the boat was among those missing. 

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Sea accidents are common in the Indonesia, the world's largest archipelago nation with more than 17,000 islands, largely because of bad safety standards and frequent overcrowding of boats, according to the newspaper.

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