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At least 15 missing after boat accident in Peru

At least 15 passengers have been missing after a boat capsized in northern Peru.
None | By DPA, Lima
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2008 10:26 AM IST

At least 15 passengers have been missing after a boat capsized in northern Peru.

The Santa Elena, which was carrying 40 people and a load of wood on the Tapiche River, capsized on Friday for unknown reasons, media reports said, quoting regional officials in the rain-forest province of Loreto that borders on Ecuador, Colombia and Brazil.

The reports said 25 people had been rescued. It was possible that some of the missing were trapped inside the boat as it went down.

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