This Tuesday (7th), the third day of searches began for the last two missing people from the sinking of a small vessel carrying 14 people in Guanabara Bay, last Sunday (5th).
Six people died: two men, two women, a child and a teenager. Another six occupants rescued alive have already been discharged from the hospital.
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“The Fire Department is working tirelessly in search of the other victims. We haven’t stopped at any point since 5:15 pm on Sunday, when we were called. By my determination, the searches will begin at dawn”, said this Monday afternoon (6) Leandro Monteiro, Secretary of Civil Defense and General Commander of the Fire Department.
The rescued and released victims are: Ana Nilda dos Santos Soares, 43 years old; Ana Paula de Souza, 46 years old; Caíque Gomes da Silva, 10 years old; Cauã Gomes da Silva, 14 years old; Erick Pereira da Silva, 38 years old and Marcos Paulo da Silva Correia, 45 years old.
The people who died were identified as Everson Costa de Assunção, 45 years old, Juliana Gomes Delana da Silva, 35 years old, Michele Bayerl de Moraes de Sena, 43 years old, Evandro José Sena, 53 years old, teenager Eduardo Borges da Silva Correia, 14 years old, and Caio Gomes da Silva, 3 years old.
The missing are Fábio Dantas Soares, 46 years old, and Isabel Cristina de Souza Borges, 38 years old.
The victims are friends and residents of the Ilha do Governador neighborhood, in the North zone of Rio de Janeiro. The vessel capsized during a heavy rain that fell on the city. According to boatmen, there was a lot of wind in the bay at the time of the accident. The Navy informed that an internal procedure will be initiated to determine causes, circumstances and responsibilities for the accident.
Source: BdF Rio de Janeiro
Editing: Mariana Pitasse
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