6 kids from same family drown in Brazil

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Posted: Apr 22, 2011 5:50 PM
6 kids from same family drown in Brazil

A boat carrying a family on a Brazilian lake has capsized and six children are dead. Police say at least seven other people in the boat survived, including two children.

Police say four boys and two girls drowned in Friday's accident near the town of Lago Verde in northeastern Brazil. They ranged in age from 2 to 12.

Authorities say the family was traveling to a nearby town when the small boat capsized in the middle of the lake. The weather was good at the time, but days of heavy rains have created rough waters in the area's lakes and rivers.