August 17, 2005

More than 100 missing after Ecuadorean boat sinks

BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - More than 100 people were
missing after an Ecuadorean boat packed with would-be illegal
emigrants sank in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Colombia
on Tuesday, the Colombian Navy said on Wednesday.

A fishing boat saved seven men and two women but the boat
that sank was carrying 120 people when it only had capacity for
15, the Navy said in a news release.