More than 100 missing after Ecuadorean boat sinks

August 17, 2005

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.

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