Ship sinks off Nicaragua; 13 Costa Ricans dead

 24 Jan 2016 - 8:04

Ship sinks off Nicaragua; 13 Costa Ricans dead
Police and naval officers collect the bodies of Costa Rican citizens who died in a boat accident at the pier on Corn Island, Nicaragua (AFP Photo/)

Managua: Thirteen Costa Ricans died Saturday when a ship carrying 32 tourists from Central America and the United States sank off Nicaragua's Little Corn Island in the Caribbean in high winds, officials said.

Nicaraguan government spokeswoman and First Lady Rosario Murillo said that "of the 32 passengers, 13 lost their lives, all of them Costa Rican." She said the other passengers survived.

AFP