A boat capsizes in the north of Indonesian Borneo, leaving at least eight people dead.
Several others are missing after the vessel, whose passengers included children, sank near Borneo.
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- A boat capsizes in the north of Indonesian Borneo, with at least 8 people dead.
- A boat capsizes in the north of Indonesian Borneo, leaving at least 8 people dead.
- A boat capsizes in the north of Indonesian Borneo, leaving at least eight people dead.
- The port city of Balikpapan, Borneo, Indonesia declares a state of emergency in response to an ongoing oil spill fire off the coast. The spill and fire killed four fishermen and is releasing toxic fumes. The slick currently extends to around seven square miles and marine fauna including protected species are being affected.
- As workers attempt to clean up an oil spill, a fire breaks out off the coast of Borneo near Balikpapan, Indonesia, killing at least two fishermen. Search and rescue personnel evacuate all 20 crew from a nearby ship.
- Scientists report fires raging in Indonesia have hit Borneo's orangutans particularly hard. Borneo is home to about 30 percent of the world's wild orangutans, an endangered species. Smoke has already displaced many orangutans and caused health problems related to smoke inhalation, according to the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF).
- Indonesian forest fires have advanced into dense forest on Borneo and now threaten one third of the world's remaining wild orangutans, say conservationists.
- Indonesian officials confirm that at least three bodies have been recovered from the Java Sea off Borneo.