Tragedy strikes tourist town in Colombia

June 26, 2017 6:09 am

A tourist boat packed with about 160 passengers for the holiday weekend has capsized in northwestern Colombia, leaving at least six people dead and 31 missing, according to the country’s president.

Rescuers from nearby cities were searching for survivors at the El Penol reservoir in the tourist town of Guatape where the four-deck boat El Almirante sank on Sunday.

Al Jazeera’s Alexi O’Brien explains.

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