Tragedy in Chile: 2 Israeli tourists killed, 14 wounded in boating accident

Two Israeli women aged 61 and 71 were killed when a boat capsized in the Serrano River in southern Chile, the Foreign Ministry said Sunday.

Overall, 16 Israeli tourists were hurt in the accident, with at least four sustaining serious injuries.

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The casualties were all in their 60s and 70s, part of a tour group with the Massaot tour company that was rafting when their boat overturned.

According to unconfirmed initial reports, the boat overturned after the captain steering the raft lost control and crashed it into a fence.

The tragedy took place in the Serrano River, where the Torres del Paine, voted 8th Wonder in the World joins the Bernardo O’Higgins National Park, about three hours from Puerto Natales.

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