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Indonesian police: At least 20 dead in boat capsizing

  • Indonesian police officers carry the body of a victim in the capsizing of a speedboat in Batam, Indonesia, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016. A speedboat carrying Indonesian workers home from Malaysia capsized in stormy weather on Wednesday, and police said at least 20 people were killed. (AP Photo/M Urip)

    Indonesian police officers carry the body of a victim in the capsizing of a speedboat in Batam, Indonesia, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016. A speedboat carrying Indonesian workers home from Malaysia capsized in stormy weather on Wednesday, and police said at least 20 people were killed. (AP Photo/M Urip)  (The Associated Press)

  • Indonesian police officers carry the body of a victim in the capsizing of a speedboat in Batam, Indonesia, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016. A speedboat carrying Indonesian workers home from Malaysia capsized in stormy weather on Wednesday, and police said at least 20 people were killed. (AP Photo/M Urip)

    Indonesian police officers carry the body of a victim in the capsizing of a speedboat in Batam, Indonesia, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016. A speedboat carrying Indonesian workers home from Malaysia capsized in stormy weather on Wednesday, and police said at least 20 people were killed. (AP Photo/M Urip)  (The Associated Press)

Indonesian police say at least 20 people have died after a boat carrying migrant workers capsized off the island of Batam.

Batam police chief Sambudi Gusdian said Wednesday that about 90 people were on the vessel and 39 have been rescued so far.

The passengers are Indonesians who work in Malaysia.