At least fourteen dead as passenger boat capsizes in northern Brazil

A passenger boat carrying 70 people in Brazil’s northern region sank on Thursday, leaving at least 14 people dead and several still unaccounted for, officials said. The speedboat had departed from Marajo island in the northern state of Para and was heading for the state capital of Belem, the country’s navy said in a statement,… Read More At least fourteen dead as passenger boat capsizes in northern Brazil

Two missing following collision of Danish and British boats in foggy Baltic Sea

Two Danish crew members of a capsized barge were missing in the freezing Baltic Sea on Monday after an overnight collision with a British vessel in a busy maritime route off Sweden. With the pair unlikely to survive long in water temperatures around 4 Celsius, rescue boats and a helicopter hunted for hours. There was… Read More Two missing following collision of Danish and British boats in foggy Baltic Sea

Dozens dead as boat carrying students capsizes in northern Nigeria

A boat carrying Nigerian students capsized in Kano state in northern Nigeria, killing at least 29, local officials said on Wednesday. The boat on the Watari dam was carrying roughly 40 students from an Islamic school, most of whom were under 18, and capsized around 5:30 local time Tuesday evening, a local government official said.… Read More Dozens dead as boat carrying students capsizes in northern Nigeria

At least six dead, ten missing as ferry carrying teachers and students capsizes in eastern Sri Lanka

At least six people have died and around ten are missing after a ferry they were travelling in capsized in eastern Sri Lanka on Tuesday, officials said. Police spokesman Nihal Thalduwa said the ferry was carrying mostly students and teachers to a school across a lagoon in the town of Kinniya when it capsized around… Read More At least six dead, ten missing as ferry carrying teachers and students capsizes in eastern Sri Lanka

Three dead, dozens missing as boat capsizes in eastern Congo

At least two children and one woman have drowned after a passenger boat sank on Lake Kivu in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a local official said on Wednesday, as survivors warned that dozens more were still missing. The boat, bound for the regional capital Goma, capsized overnight on Tuesday, after having set off… Read More Three dead, dozens missing as boat capsizes in eastern Congo