Dozens missing after Colombian tourist boat sinks in reservoir

Nine people died and 28 are missing after a multidecked tourist boat carrying about 170 passengers sank in Colombia’s Penol-Guatape reservoir on Sunday during the long holiday weekend, a government official said. Ninety-nine people were rescued, Margarita Moncada, the head of disaster relief for Antioquia province, told journalists.

Survivors on local television reports said they heard a loud noise before the boat began to sink and that not all of them had life jackets. (Reuters)

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Dozens missing after Colombia tourist boat sinks in reservoir

Survivors react after being rescued from the tourist boat Almirante in the Reservoir of Penol in Guatape municipality in Antioquia on June 25, 2017. (Juan Quiroz/AFP/Getty Images)

Dozens missing after Colombia tourist boat sinks in reservoir

Rescue officials search for survivors after the tourist boat Almirante sank in the Reservoir of Penol in Guatape municipality in Antioquia on June 25, 2017. (Joaquin Sarmiento/AFP/Getty Images)

Dozens missing after Colombia tourist boat sinks in reservoir

Onlookers watch rescue efforts after the tourist boat Almirante sank in the Reservoir of Penol in Guatape municipality in Antioquia on June 25, 2017. (Joaquin Sarmiento/AFP/Getty Images)

Dozens missing after Colombia tourist boat sinks in reservoir

People who survived a sunken ferry, cry as they wait for more information about their missing friends and relatives, at a reservoir in Guatape, Colombia, Sunday, June 25, 2017. (Luis Benavides/AP)

Dozens missing after Colombia tourist boat sinks in reservoir

Rescuers wait at the dock after a tourist boat sank with 150 passengers in the Guatape reservoir, Colombia, June 25, 2017. (Fredy Builes/Reuters)

Dozens missing after Colombia tourist boat sinks in reservoir

Gilberto Villegas, a ferry passenger who survived after it sank in a reservoir, cries as he talks to the press in Guatape, Colombia, June, 25, 2017. Villegas said two of his relatives are still missing. (Luis Benavides/AP)

Dozens missing after Colombia tourist boat sinks in reservoir

Soldiers and rescue workers flat at the site where a ferry sank in a reservoir in Guatape, Colombia, June 25, 2017. (Luis Benavides/AP)

Dozens missing after Colombia tourist boat sinks in reservoir

Soldiers and rescue workers stand at the dock of the reservoir where a ferry sank, during search efforts in Guatape, Colombia, Sunday, June 25, 2017. (Luis Benavides/AP)

Dozens missing after Colombia tourist boat sinks in reservoir

Boats are docked at the reservoir where a ferry sank in Guatape, Colombia, June 25, 2017. (Luis Benavides/AP)

Dozens missing after Colombia tourist boat sinks in reservoir

A ferry sinks in the Guatape reservoir near Medellin, Colombia June 25, 2017 in this still image taken from video obtained from social media. (Louisa Murphy/via Reuters)

Dozens missing after Colombia tourist boat sinks in reservoir

Rescuers wait at the dock after a tourist boat sank with 150 passengers onboard at the Guatape reservoir, Colombia, June 25, 2017. (Fredy Builes/Reuters

Dozens missing after Colombia tourist boat sinks in reservoir

Rescuers search for victims after a tourist boat sank with 150 passengers in the Guatape reservoir, Colombia, June 25, 2017. (Fredy Builes/Reuters)

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