Boat collision in Peru kills 11 people

Boats docked at the jetty in Myeik in Tanintharyi Region. (Kyaw Lin Htoon | Frontier). Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

BOGOTA, Aug 30, 2021, Anadolu. At least 11 people died as two boats collided on the Huallaga River in the northeastern Yurimaguas province of Peru, according to local media on Monday, Anadolu reported.

The accident that took place on early Sunday also injured six people, while an unknown number of people have been missing, the local media said quoting a statement by the National Institute of Civil Defense.

Rescue teams comprising the country’s navy units and Health Ministry teams are already on the scene, the statement added.

​​​​​​​Writing by Ahmet Gencturk in Ankara

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