2 dead, 16 missing in shipwreck in northern Brazil

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RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb. 29 (Xinhua) -- Two people were killed and at least 16 others remained missing on Saturday after a shipwreck in northern Brazil.

According to local authorities, some 60 to 70 people were traveling in the ship, which was sailing on the Amazon River from Amapa state to its neighboring Para state.

The ship's maximum capacity was 242 and authorities confirmed that it was a registered vessel for transporting both passengers and cargo.

The cause of the shipwreck remains unclear, but it was reported that the weather was stormy and the wind was strong at the time of the accident. Enditem

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