11 Children Die in Brazil Boat Accident

Posted in Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A boating accident happened in a lake in Brazil last Sunday that took the lives of 11 children in the same extended family. One 16 year old and ten children between the age of 1 to 11 died after their boat overturned about a half mile from the shore.

Local media reported that the area is known for strong winds while others reported that the boat could only hold three to six people and not eighteen that were aboard that day.

Only the adults on the boat survived as they were able to swim to shore .

More than twenty police, soldiers and civilians searched the water Sunday night trying to recover the bodies. The last of the bodies were found Tuesday.