KUPANG - Boat transporting dozens of participants sea procession Friday drowned in the Strait Gonzalu , District of Flores , East Nusa Tenggara ( NTT ) this afternoon .
An eyewitness , Nova Pari call , a sunken ship laden vessel owned Fishermen Bhakti pilgrims who were picked Statue Maninur Mr. Rewindo Beach .
He suspected , the ship sank during hard turning around challenging current Gonzalu Strait , when the statue of Sir Meninu started out of Kapela in Rewindo approximately 12.00 CET . Ships scheduled to move towards Larantuka .
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" Maybe because seeing other ships already moving toward Larantuka , the vessel was immediately turning around and spill affects all passengers on it , " Nova said when contacted from Kupang , Friday ( 04/18/2014 ) .
He said , the scene is about 50 meters from the beach behind his house in Sarotari . The location was not far from the chapel where the Statue of Sir Meninu store . He also did not know the number of casualties as a result of the incident .
As per the tradition of Good Friday in Larantuka , capital of East Flores Regency , Mr. Meninu statue procession by sea involving dozens of boats and motor boats carrying Catholic pilgrims from various parts of Indonesia .