Agence France-PresseApril 19, 2013 18:32
At least 12 people died and around 15 were missing Friday after a boat capsized in the Ariri river in the Brazilian Amazon, firefighters said in a revised toll, as an investigation got under way.
"Twelve bodies, including those of children, have now been recovered," Colonel Carlos Alberto Moreira Reis told AFP by telephone.
"The boat had more than 70 people aboard -- 41 of them were found alive, including nine who were hospitalized," he said.
Earlier in the day, he gave a toll of four dead and 25 unaccounted for.