‘A major rescue operation was underway in north-western Colombia on Sunday night after a boat carrying about 150 tourists sank in a reservoir.
The head the disaster response agency said at least nine people had died and about 28 were missing.
Police commander Jorge Nieto told Blu Radio that authorities were still in the process of identifying the victims and the nationalities of those on board were not yet known.
The air force sent a helicopter to the Guatape reservoir near Medellin, the country’s second biggest city, while the local mayor said firefighters and scuba divers were heading to the town.
“The most important thing right now is to save lives,” said Mayor Federico Gutierrez.’