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Jakarta Post

Body of woman killed in inter-village clash found

  • M. Azis Tunny

    The Jakarta Post

Ambon   /   Tue, December 30 2008   /  11:02 am

The body of a woman who was killed after two speedboats collided on Saturday off Haruku Island, Maluku, in an inter-village clash has been recovered, two days after the incident. Asma Latupono's body was found on Monday, five kilometers from where she fell from the speedboat that was also carrying 11 other passengers. "The remains of the victim were handed over to her family in Pelauw village and will be buried today," Maluku Police spokesman Adj. Sr. Comr. J. Huwae said here Monday. Eyewitness Jalil Talaou said he was steering his speedboat out of Tulehu village port in Ambon Island and heading to nearby Haruku Island's Pelauw village, at 6 p.m. on Saturday (4 p.m. in Jakarta). Thirty minute later, he said, he saw another speedboat, allegedly owned by a Kailolo villager, tailing him. When passing the uninhabited Pombo Island, another speedboat, al...