At least 10 die in Brazil boat wreck: authorities

Sao Paulo – At least 10 people have been confirmed dead and dozens were feared missing in northern Brazil after a boat sank overnight in the Amazon basin, the local government said Wednesday.

Rescuers rushed to the wreck on the Xingu river in northern Para state, which borders a long section of the Amazon river and contains several large tributaries.

As of Wednesday evening, only 19 people had been rescued alive, according to the G1 news site.

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