9 missing as boats collide in Guyana

l Georgetown

At least nine people were reported missing after two boats carrying 20 people collided yesterday in the Mazaruni River, Essequibo.

Transport Minister Robeson Benn told the Guyana-based website that the accident occurred around 1 p.m. at Crab Falls, 25 miles from Bartica.

The website said several people had been taken to the Bartica Hospital and quoted Benn as saying the Maritime Administration had been informed and a search party launched.

He said the two vessels involved in the accident were destroyed.

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