Reports: Death toll rises to 16 in Brazil ferryboat wreck

Search crews plucked the bodies of two more victims of a ferryboat wreck from the Amazon River, Brazilian media reported, raising to 16 the number of dead after the vessel collided with a barge and sank. The Almirante Monteiro, a two-story wooden ferry carrying more than 100 people, sank before dawn Thursday near the isolated town of Itacoatiara in the jungle state of Amazonas. Ninety-two people were rescued. Officials say many of the dead were asleep in cabins inside the vessel and were unable to get out before it sank, while passengers in hammocks on the deck fared better. Search teams had previously recovered 14 bodies, and two more victims were found Saturday, according to several news outlets including the Web site of the Folha de S. Paulo newspaper. As many as four people may still be missing, Folha said.