Packed Amazon river boat capsizes, at least 13 dead

By REUTERS
April 19, 2013 22:51

BRASILIA - At least 13 people drowned when an overcrowded boat capsized early on Friday on a tributary near the mouth of the Amazon River, police said.

Divers were searching the hold of the sunken vessel for about a dozen people who are still missing after rescuers picked up 46 survivors.

Most of the passengers were asleep in the hold when the boat capsized in strong currents on a curve of a river snaking through Marajó Island en route to the port city of Belém, capital of the northern state of Para.


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