Six dead after tourist boat sinks in Colombia

Six dead after tourist boat sinks in Colombia

Six dead after tourist boat sinks in Colombia

The accident on the Penol reservoir near the town of Guatape, which is approximately 45km east of Colombia's second largest city of Medellin, has left nine people dead and 28 others missing.

The El Almirante, which was carrying more than 170 people, got into trouble in the Guatape-El Penol reservoir, a popular tourist resort.

Videos on social media have been circulating that show panicking passengers attempting to run up to a higher level on the boat as it sank. Survivors described hearing a loud explosion near the men's bathroom that knocked out power a few minutes after the boat began its cruise around the giant lake.

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While it was not immediately clear what caused the ferry to sink, survivors told local media that the vessel seemed overcrowded and that numerous passengers had not strapped on their life vests. Six had died and another 31 were missing, he said.

President Juan Manuel Santos said on Twitter the air force and rescue services were deploying to deal with the "emergency".

"We started to feel like the boat was going to capsize", said the woman, who appeared on television but was not identified. Complicating the search, there was no passenger list. None of the passengers was wearing a life vest.

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"Nobody really knows what happened", he said, according to BuzzFeed.

"What makes you angry is there are no controls by the government", he said. Among those huddled under the rain near the port looking for information about loved ones was Alberto Villegas, who was separated from a cousin and uncle in the mad rush to abandon the sinking ship.

Authorities had so far tallied 134 people rescued, six dead and 15 or 16 missing, Moncada told reporters, adding that they hoped the number of people rescued would continue to rise. Guatape fills with tourists on long weekends like this one, since Monday is a holiday in Colombia.

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