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Amazon River Cruise Ship Explodes, Catches Fire, in Peru

The Aqua Amazon, a small luxury cruise ship owned and operated by Aqua Expeditions, exploded, caught fire, and sank in Iquitos, Peru on Saturday, July 16. The cruise ship company released a statement saying that five of their crew members are still missing, as well as an additional two external suppliers.

Aqua Expeditions said in their statement that the cause of the explosion and fire was unknown. Credit: Jorge Rengifo Rios

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