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Passenger boat Leao do Norte capsized on Amazon river

April 20, 2013 at 03:04 by Mikhail Voytenko in Accidents

A passenger boat Leao do Norte capsized on Amazon river early in the morning Apr 19 13, leaving 13 passengers dead and an unknown number missing. At least 46 passengers survived the disaster, presumably there were some 60 passengers on board. Boat was on 10-hour trip to the port of Belem, and capsized while passing a curve. Captain of the boat  doesn’t know how many passengers were on board, reportedly boat was licensed to carry 25 passengers max. Passengers were mostly locals going to Belem’s market to sell foods.  Passenger boat Leao do Norte capsized on Amazon river

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