Brazil: At least 39 people killed due to two boat accidents

At least 39 persons were killed in two fatal ferry wrecks in Brazil, the media reported on Friday.

“We deeply regret the loss of tens of lives in the boat accidents in Para and Bahia (two states in the north of the country),” President Michel Temer tweeted on Thursday.

The latest maritime incident occurred on Thursday near Salvador, the capital of Brazil’s eastern state of Bahia, when a ship carrying about 116 passengers and four crew members capsized shortly after its departure.

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