Monday, April 21, 2014

Perú: 20 Foreigners From a Capsized Vessel Missing, One Death is Confirmed, 15 Rescued Thus Far

According to The Business Standard,  a Peruvian teenager was killed and four other people went missing earlier today (April 21), after a tourist boat capsized in the Amazon River, according to Colombian military officials tasked with searching for survivors.

The Peruvian-flagged vessel carrying 20 people of various nationalities that embarked from the city of Iquitos in Perú en-route to the town of Santa Rosa, when the accident occurred along a Colombian stretch of the river.

COMMENT: Peruvian military officials said the boat capsized near the town of Isla Loreta, along a Colombian stretch of the Amazon late Sunday or early today (April 20-21).

Authorities thus far have been able to rescue 15 of the tourists, who hailed from Russia, the US, Chile, Perú, India and Colombia.

This report will be updated as new information becomes available.