Nine dead, 28 missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia

In Colombia, at least nine people were dead and 28 missing after a tourist boat sank in a reservoir in northwestern.

Officials did not say what caused the four-deck Almirante to go down in the El Penol reservoir in the tourist town of Guatape, where Colombian and foreign tourists take leisure cruises.

The official said rescued people were being sent to the local hospital in Guatape.

President Juan Manuel Santos said on Twitter the air force and emergency services were deploying to deal with the emergency in Guatape.

The reservoir is 68 kilometers from the city of Medellin and one of Antioquia department’s main tourist draws.

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