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Boat with 100 migrants heading to Indonesia capsizes off Malaysia, 12 rescued, some dead

  • Malaysia General Defense personnel sets up a rescue chart in Sabak Bernam, Malaysia on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015.  Malaysian officials say a wooden boat crammed with migrant workers headed back to Indonesia has capsized, leaving at least 14 people dead.(AP Photo/Joshua Paul)

    Malaysia General Defense personnel sets up a rescue chart in Sabak Bernam, Malaysia on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. Malaysian officials say a wooden boat crammed with migrant workers headed back to Indonesia has capsized, leaving at least 14 people dead.(AP Photo/Joshua Paul)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this photo released by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency, a rescue team unload Friday, Sept. 3, 2015 a body of a victim retrieved from a search operation near the area where a boat carrying Indonesian migrants sank near Hutan Melintang, Perak state in Malaysia. Malaysian officials say a wooden boat crammed with migrant workers headed back to Indonesia has capsized, leaving at least 14 people dead. (The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency via AP)

    In this photo released by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency, a rescue team unload Friday, Sept. 3, 2015 a body of a victim retrieved from a search operation near the area where a boat carrying Indonesian migrants sank near Hutan Melintang, Perak state in Malaysia. Malaysian officials say a wooden boat crammed with migrant workers headed back to Indonesia has capsized, leaving at least 14 people dead. (The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Malaysia Fire Department personnel prepare a rescue boat in Sabak Bernam, Malaysia on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015.  Malaysian officials say a wooden boat crammed with migrant workers headed back to Indonesia has capsized, leaving at least 14 people dead. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)

    Malaysia Fire Department personnel prepare a rescue boat in Sabak Bernam, Malaysia on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. Malaysian officials say a wooden boat crammed with migrant workers headed back to Indonesia has capsized, leaving at least 14 people dead. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)  (The Associated Press)

Malaysia's maritime agency says a wooden boat carrying about 100 migrants heading to Indonesia capsized Thursday off the country's western coast, and that there were an unknown number of fatalities.

Agency official Mohamad Hambali Yaakup says 12 people have been rescued so far, and several bodies have been recovered but he could not give further details. He said the boat capsized in bad sea conditions not far from the coast and that rescue operations were ongoing.