One person dies and six are missing after a shipwreck in Brazil

  • 14 of the 21 crew members of the boat, which capsized, have already been rescued

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Six people are missing and one has died after the shipwreck this Friday from a boat on the Paraguay River, near the port of Corumbá, in Brazil. Of the 21 crew members with whom the boat departed, 14 have already been rescued, according to the Brazilian media Diário Corumbaense. The group consisted of twelve tourists and nine crew members.

According to local authorities, the ship was returning to Corumbá after a fishing trip, which began on October 8. Capsized in the wake of a storm, according to the Brazilian chain Globo News. The Fire Department has confirmed that about twelve divers are still working in rescue efforts.

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