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At least 20 dead after boat collision in Peru’s Amazon

A collision of two riverboats on Sunday night (August 29) in Peru’s largest Amazon region has left at least 20 people dead and 50 disappeared, according to local authorities.

The boats collided on the Huallaga River near the Peruvian town of Yurimaguas, in Loreto, when a boat full of passengers crashed into a freight barge amid dense mist at dawn, reported local media.

Video footage showed rescuers carried bodies of victims as survivors and relatives cried in the river bank.

The passengers were returning to Yurimaguas city after participating in a vigil in a secluded hamlet in the jungle known as Santa Maria.

(Production: Carlos Valdez, Liamar Ramos)

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