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Dozens missing from Amazon boat

Rescuers have found at least 12 bodies after boat capsizes in Brazilian river.

    About 110 passengers were on board the boat, most of them young people returning from a party.

    Initial reports said the vessel had sufficient room for only 50 people.

    Overloading and strong winds may have been contributory factors to the accident, firefighters said.

    The Solimoes river is a major tributary of the Amazon and its waters are about 100m deep, local radio reported.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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