A total of 20 of the approximately 50 participants Larantuka Good Friday procession sea , East Flores regency , East Nusa Tenggara ( NTT ) , the unfortunate maritime accident around 12:00 pm already been rescued .
" While approximately 30 others are still in the process of search by police officers and the crew of participants sea procession , " said Deputy Chairman of Parliament of East Flores , Anton Hadjon Friday through mobile phones .
He said the pilgrims who were rescued quickly because getting help from the crew motorcycle procession fellow participant who was sailing towards the shore alongside Uste , which became the stopover point sea Friday .
According to him , the victims who have been rescued had been rushed to the hospital to get medical help .
One of the crew , Dionysius Mbesi of Larantuka explained , the sunken boat is ship type fishery company -owned fiber Fishermen Bhakti .
" The motor boat sank in the narrow strait at the End of Aro . Upside down beside the boat our motorboat . We all jump into the sea to provide relief , but because the current was too loud so , we only succeeded in a motor boat rescuing eight people , " he said .
There is another motor boat that also provide relief , but their number is not known who have been saved , he said .
" Motor boat has been washed away , but we all hope , all participants of the procession could be saved , " he said .
Dionius Mbesi claimed to be in the hospital to deliver the people who were rescued by their boat .
One of the participants of the procession of the sea , Apriani throat deeply frightened because the boat was upside down in front of the boat they were traveling .
" The participants of the procession is generally located above the ship’s cabin and when the boat capsized , all the passengers screaming hysterically for help , " said Apriani throat .
He said some of the crew , including crew boat we were riding straight down into the sea to provide relief .
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However, the amount is very much that is not known , how many people can be saved , he said .