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several dead, dozens missing after colombia tourist boat sinks

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several dead, dozens missing after colombia tourist boat sinks

bogota, colombia -- a tourist boat packed with about 160 passengers for the holiday weekend capsized sunday on a reservoir near the colombian city of medellin, leaving at least six people dead and 31 missing, officials said. a major rescue effort involving colombia's air force and firefighters from nearby cities was looking for survivors at the guatape reservoir where the four-story el almirante boat sank. as it went down, a flotilla of recreational boats and jet skis rushed to the scene to pull people from the vessel and deliver them safely to the shore, avoiding an even deadlier tragedy.dramatic videos circulating on social media show the turquoise and yellow trimmed party boat rocking back and forth as people crawled down from a fourth-floor roof as it began sinking into the water."those on the first and second floors sank immediately," a female survivor who wasn't identified by name told teleantioquia. "the boat was sinking and all we could do was scream and call for help."margarita moncada, the head of the disaster response agency in antioquia state, said that according to a preliminary report 99 people were rescued and another 40 managed to find a way to shore on their own and were in good condition. speaking to reporters from the reservoir, she said nine people had been killed and around 28 are still missing.it's unclear what caused the boat to sink but survivors said that it appeared to be overloaded and nobody on board was wearing a life vest.daniel giraldo,...