(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
Six people drowned after a tour boat capsized off the coast of
the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, a spokesman for the Fire
Department said Monday, trend reports citing xinhua .
According to local authorities, a strong storm caused the boat
carrying 14 people to sink on Sunday afternoon in Guanabara Bay, in
the Atlantic Ocean.
Emergency teams recovered six bodies. Another six passengers
survived and two are still missing, including a three-year-old boy,
said Leandro Monteiro, commander of the Rio de Janeiro Fire
Divers from the Fire Department searched for the missing with
the help of helicopters and jet skis.
The boat had reportedly been hired by families for a leisurely
afternoon sailing in Guanabara Bay.
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