Survivors Come Ashore After Passenger Boat Sinks in Amazon Region

StoryfulNewsPublished: August 23, 2017Updated: August 24, 2017
Published: August 23, 2017Updated: August 24, 2017

At least seven people died after a passenger boat carrying about 70 people was wrecked on the Xingú River – a tributary of the Amazon – in Pará region, Brazil, on August 23, according to Brazilian media. The Comandante Ribeiro boat departed from the municipality of Santarém, bound for Vitória do Xingu, and was wrecked between the towns of Porto de Moz and Senador José Porfírio, officials said. This video is said to show survivors coming ashore in Porto de Moz. Globo cited officials saying 20 people had been rescued by 11am. Ailson Souto, a resident of Porto de Moz, spoke to Storyful about four hours later, and said at least 34 people had been rescued, though this number is not confirmed. He also said the mayor of Porto de Moz had declared three days of mourning for the victims. Credit: Alexandre Cardoso via Storyful

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