Boat Sinks in Colombia – level 3

30-06-2017 15:00

At least six people died and 15 are missing after a pleasure cruiser sank into a reservoir near Medellin in Colombia.

People rescued most of the passengers, around 130, and the search for the missing passengers continues. Families, friends and residents are devastated by the incident, which the police are investigating as a crime. People laid flowers next to the lake in response to the incident.

There had been complaints about a lack of life jackets on board the ship.

Difficult words: pleasure cruiser (a boat that people ride to have fun), reservoir (a man-made lake), devastated (very sad and shocked).

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