An Indonesian plane carrying 188 people has crashed into the sea shortly after taking off.
The plane, a Lion Air Boeing 737 Max, was, according to the BBC, headed for Pangkal Pinang when it lost contact.
The plane was said to be carrying 178 adults, 3 babies, and 2 pilots and 5 cabin crew.
The cause of the crash is still unknown as the plane is a new one, starting operation in August.
It is unknown if there are survivors, the Indonesian Search, and Rescue Agency head Muhammad Syaugi telling newsmen:
We don’t know yet whether there are any survivors. We hope, we pray, but we cannot confirm.