Video: Dozens Go Missing After Tourist Boat Sinks

31 people are missing--and six dead--after a tourist boat capsized in Colombia. The tragedy was captured on a Facebook video.

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

Dozens are missing after a tourist boat in Colombia sunk. CNN reports that six people died and 31 are still missing after the boat capsized near Guatape on Sunday.

Authorities share that approximately 122 people have been rescued after the El Amirante sunk. 

A survivor, Lorena Salazar, told CNN affiliate CableNoticias that there were no life vests on board. Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos said that it doesn't seem that overcrowding on the boat caused the incident.

NPR reported eyewitness accounts: As the boat began cruising around the reservoir in Guatape, a town near Medellin, people say they heard a loud explosion near the men's bathroom. The power went out and then the boat began sinking. Survivors reportedly said that the first two floors of the multi-floor ship went underwater quickly and they hurried to get up to the fourth floor.

Media outlets are reporting that anywhere from 150 to 170 people were on board.

A video posted to Facebook shows the sinking in real time:


[Photo: Facebook]





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