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2005-08-17 21:47:56

By Luis Jaime Acosta and Carlos Andrade BOGOTA/QUITO, Colombia (Reuters) - More than 100 Ecuadoreans trying to illegally emigrate to the United States drowned last week when the overcrowded fishing boat they were traveling aboard sank in the Pacific Ocean, authorities said on Wednesday. The boat, which was designed to hold 15 people, was carrying 113 when it sank off the coast of Colombia, an Ecuadorean navy spokesman said. The boat left the port of Manta, Ecuador, on Thursday...

2005-08-17 17:07:00

By Luis Jaime Acosta and Carlos Andrade BOGOTA/QUITO, Colombia (Reuters) - More than 100 Ecuadoreans trying to illegally emigrate to the United States drowned last week when the overcrowded fishing boat they were traveling aboard sank in the Pacific Ocean, authorities said on Wednesday. The boat, which was designed to hold 15 people, was carrying 113 when it sank off the coast of Colombia, an Ecuadorean navy spokesman said. The boat left the port of Manta, Ecuador, on Thursday...

2005-08-17 14:11:58

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, 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, without saying when the sinking occurred. "The Colombian Navy immediately began a search and rescue operation...


Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.