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Peru riverboat sinks, at least 12 reported dead

Peru riverboat sinks, at least 12 reported dead

A riverboat has sunk on the Peruvian Amazon and officials say at least 12 people have died.
Regional defense director Robert Falcon says rescuers fear more could be dead on the Camila, which sank early Wednesday. He says there are at least 161 survivors.
Salvage teams are trying to raise the semi-submerged vessel.
It is unclear how many people were aboard the Camila, which was built to carry 160 passengers. Officials say it left the city of Iquitos with 146 passengers but picked up more along the way.


Updated : 2021-02-26 21:05 GMT+08:00