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Ferry carrying 180 capsizes in Amazon, 2 dead: rescuers

world Updated: Jul 22, 2009 09:36 IST

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A ferry carrying more than 180 people capsized on a river in Brazil's Amazon jungle, killing an eight-year-old girl and a 50-year-old woman, officials have said.

Fire crews, police and civilians on boats were checking to see if anyone else was trapped in the ship, the Carolina do Norte, which rolled over as it was being taken into a port on the Negro river near the city of Manaus.

The boat was being tugged after its steering broke down on Tuesday, officials said.

An investigation was launched into the accident.