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6 dead, 31 missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia

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6 dead, 31 missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia

Tragedy struck in the northwestern part of Colombia, when a tourist boat packed with about 160 passengers for the holiday weekend capsized leaving at least six people dead and 31 others missing.

President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia said that 122 people were either rescued or found their way to shore.

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“Nobody really knows what happened,” he said.

Continuing, Santos said he had been told “the boat had a capacity greater than the number of people on board, so that it was not due to overloading” that it sank.

The incident which occurred in the tourist town of Guatape where the four-deck boat El Almirante sank on Sunday has witnessed an influx of rescuers including firefighters from nearby cities and air force pilots searching for survivors at the El Penol reservoir.

 

 

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