10 dead after boat sinks in Brazil river

Dhaka,  Sun,  24 September 2017
Published : 24 Aug 2017, 11:51:56
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10 dead after boat sinks in Brazil river

10 dead after boat sinks in Brazil river
At least ten people were killed and many others missing after a boat carrying 70 people sank on a major river in northern Brazil, authorities said.

The public security office of the state of Para said 15 people made it to the shore and 10 bodies were recovered, while the rest were unaccounted for. 

Earlier the office had reported that 25 reached the shore, according to AP.

Authorities said the boat was travelling on the Xingu River when it sank late Tuesday. The cause was not immediately clear.

Travel by river is common in Brazil's northern states, which include the Amazon rainforest and have relatively fewer major roads.

In early August a cargo vessel collided with a tugboat on the Amazon River, also in the state of Para. Only two people were rescued out of 11 aboard the tugboat.
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