Seven dead and dozens missing after shipwreck, Brazil
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A boat with about seventy people on board has suffered shipwreck on the Xingu river in northern Brazil. According to authorities, there are at least seven of the victims salvaged.
Twenty crew have managed to save. The other passengers are missing.
The accident happened due to yet unknown cause between the cities of Porto the Moz and Governador José Porfirio. The Xingu river is very wide. The ship Comandante Ribeiro was from Santarém. Vitória do Xingu was the final destination.
The police are doing investigations into the cause of the accident.