Over 20 Dead, Dozens Missing After Vessel Collision in Peru
MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - More than 20 people are feared dead while over 50 are missing after two vessels collided on the Huallaga River in the Amazonian region of Loreto in Peru, the radio station RPP has reported.
The accident occurred amid heavy fog, when a motor boat hit a passenger vessel with around 80 people on board.
One of the surviving passengers told reporters that before the collision occurred, he had heard a boat with its light off approaching their vessel. Many passengers may have been asleep at the time of the collision.
A Peruvian Navy team continues to search for survivors.