2 bodies found in Brazil riverboat sinking; death toll 23

A rescue worker carries an unconscious 1-year-old to a waiting ambulance after he was rescued in the waters of the Bay of All Saints, where a passenger boat carrying more than 100 people sunk, in Salvador, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017. The boy, who initially responded to resuscitation efforts, died in an ambulance en route to a hospital, according to a statement released by the Bahia state health department. The accident took place a day after another deadly passenger boat accident on a river in the northern state of Para. (Xando Pereira/A Tarde/Futura Press via AP)
In this photo released by Brazil's Secretary of Social Communication, residents line the dock as they watch a rescue worker carry a body recovered from the Xingu River, in Porto de Moz, in Para state, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, during a search mission for the passengers of the "Comandante Ribeiro" that sank on late Tuesday. The public security office of the state of Para said 15 people made it to the shore and at least 19 bodies were recovered, while the rest were unaccounted for. Earlier the office had reported that 25 reached the shore. Authorities said the boat was traveling on the Xingu River when it sank. The cause was not immediately clear. (SECOM photo/Marcio Flexa via AP)
In this photo released by Brazil's Secretary of Social Communication, residents watch rescue workers carry away bodies recovered from the Xingu River, in Porto de Moz, in Para state, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, during a search mission for the passengers of the "Comandante Ribeiro" that sank on late Tuesday. The public security office of the state of Para said 15 people made it to the shore and at least 19 bodies were recovered, while the rest were unaccounted for. Earlier the office had reported that 25 reached the shore. Authorities said the boat was traveling on the Xingu River when it sank. The cause was not immediately clear. (SECOM photo/Marcio Flexa via AP)
In this photo released by Brazil's Secretary of Social Communication, rescue workers carry a body recovered from the Xingu River, in Porto de Moz, in Para state, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, during a search mission for the passengers of the "Comandante Ribeiro" that sank on late Tuesday. The public security office of the state of Para said 15 people made it to the shore and at least 19 bodies were recovered, while the rest were unaccounted for. Earlier the office had reported that 25 reached the shore. Authorities said the boat was traveling on the Xingu River when it sank. The cause was not immediately clear. (SECOM photo/Marcio Flexa via AP)

SAO PAULO — Rescuers in Brazil have recovered the bodies of two children from a river where a boat carrying more than 50 people sank this week. That brings the death toll to 23.

The Para state government news agency says the bodies of a girl and a boy were pulled from the Xingu River on Friday.

Agencia Para says 27 people survived Tuesday's accident, while two are still missing.

On Thursday another boat carrying 120 people flipped and sank in the northeastern city of Salvador, killing at least 18 people.

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