Colombia boat capsize | Nine dead, over 30 missing

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi ChaturvediBy Sakshi Chaturvedi

Published on 26 Jun 2017 4:11 AM GMT

Colombia boat capsize | Nine dead, over 30 missing
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Bogota (Colombia): At Least nine people have died and more than 30 are missing after a tourist boat carrying 150 people sank in a Colombian reservoir.

Rescuers are combing the waters, said authorities in Antioquia, where the incident took place.

The head of the Antioquia Disaster Prevention Department told that at least 100 people have been rescued. Twenty one of them were injured, police said.

The boat sank on Sunday near the popular tourist town of Guatape, roughly 45 km east of Medellin, one of Colombia's biggest cities.

  • Video on social media showed the multi-tiered tour boat tilt on to one side before the lower deck submerged.
  • There were no life vests on board the tourist vessel.
  • A Colombian Air Force helicopter was deployed to help with the rescue operation.

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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