Death tolls rise to 41 in two Brazil boat wrecks

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The death tolls from two separate ferry wrecks in Brazil surged on Thursday, with 41 people killed overall. The regional security department in the north-central state of Para said in a report that 19 people had been confirmed dead so far after a boat sank on the Xingu river.

Separately, the navy told AFP that 22 people died when a ferry sank off the northeastern state of Bahia.

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