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August 28, 1988
Rescuers freed 23 sailors trapped in a sunken Peruvian navy submarine after a collision with a Japanese fishing trawler off the coast of Peru, President Alan Garcia said at a press conference in Lima. Seven of the 52 crew members, including the commander, died in the accident. "This was an example of Peruvian bravery," Garcia said of the dramatic rescue operation. The navy used a diving bell to enter the submarine and pull out the men, who had been trapped since Friday night.
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March 8, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
One person was killed and at least 134 people were missing after a boat carrying 209 people collided with a freighter and sank in the Amazon River near Iquitos, 715 miles northeast of Lima, police said. Many of the passengers were children returning from holiday. The vessel's helmsman told police that its engine failed and it began drifting, hitting several small boats anchored near shore and then careening into a large freighter. The river boat rolled over and sank within minutes, police said.
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March 8, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
One person was killed and at least 134 people were missing after a boat carrying 209 people collided with a freighter and sank in the Amazon River near Iquitos, 715 miles northeast of Lima, police said. Many of the passengers were children returning from holiday. The vessel's helmsman told police that its engine failed and it began drifting, hitting several small boats anchored near shore and then careening into a large freighter. The river boat rolled over and sank within minutes, police said.
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August 28, 1988
Rescuers freed 23 sailors trapped in a sunken Peruvian navy submarine after a collision with a Japanese fishing trawler off the coast of Peru, President Alan Garcia said at a press conference in Lima. Seven of the 52 crew members, including the commander, died in the accident. "This was an example of Peruvian bravery," Garcia said of the dramatic rescue operation. The navy used a diving bell to enter the submarine and pull out the men, who had been trapped since Friday night.
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