Four dead, three missing after boat sinks in Brazil

A motorboat has sunk in a Brazilian river, killing two children and two adults, and leaving three people missing.

A motorboat has sunk in a Brazilian river, killing two children and two adults, and leaving three people missing.

Rescuers pulled four bodies from the Paraguai-Mirim River, near the country's border with Bolivia. Two children and a man are missing.

The victims were sleeping when the boat, carrying 20 people and 20 cows, hit a sand bank before dawn and tipped over.

About 13 people swam to safety, while the remaining seven and the cattle were trapped inside the boat as it sank, Jornal do Brasil news agency reports.

The 46-feet wooden boat was heading for Corumba, near the Bolivian border. It appeared all passengers were Brazilian.

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