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7 foreign nationals reported missing during a nature expedition at Halmahera

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Jakarta, IO – Seven foreign nationals went missing during a jungle expedition at Halmahera, Wednesday (16/11) at 17.10 WIT. Head of Ternate’s search and rescue agency (Basarda) Fathur Rahman said a search and rescue operation has been launched.

The group consisted of seven foreign nationals and two local residents. Basarda was alerted by a travel agent requesting evacuation assistance at around 17.30 WIT. They immediately conducted a search covering a 2-km forested area to the south from the location where the missing individuals’ belongings found, along the Tongole River.

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The two local residents, Aris Adipati (72) and Nonco Kalangi (66), have been found in a weak condition. They were taken to Chasan Boeseorie Hospital for medical treatment, reported Antara, Thursday (17/11). (un)

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