At least 23 People were killed and 17 injured after a fire ripped through a boat carrying tourists to Islands North of Indonesian Capital Jakarta.

According to authorities. The boat heading for the thousand Islands caught fire shortly after leaving Muara Angke Port in North Jakarta due to a short circuit on a Power Generator on the boat.

Altogether 251 People had been on the boat, and 194 of those were brought to safety by rescue services.

Survivors were treated at a Hospital in Jakarta, where relatives of the dead also gathered.

Meanwhile, rescuers and investigators continue to search the boat which was docked at a Harbour in Jakarta.