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Brazil boat capsizes, 11 children feared drowned

Brazilian rescuers are searching for seven children feared drowned after a small ferry boat capsized in a remote area of northeastern Bahia state.

world Updated: Sep 14, 2010 08:30 IST

Brazilian rescuers are searching for seven children feared drowned after a small ferry boat capsized in a remote area of northeastern Bahia state.

Police say on Monday the bodies of four children have already been found following the late-Sunday accident near the town of Pilao Arcado.

Authorities suspect strong winds and rough waters caused the boat to capsize.

The four children found dead are all less than 6 years old and all are from the same family.

Police say seven people - mostly adults - survived the accident.