June 3, 1995 in Nation/World

28 Die When Boat Sinks Off Yucatan

Compiled From Wire Services

A 45-foot boat capsized and sank off the coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, killing at least 28 people, many of them children. At least 10 people were missing Friday.

The Aguila Dorada, or Golden Eagle, was overloaded with passengers, most of them fishermen and their families celebrating the Navy Day holiday, said port officials in Progreso, 600 miles east of Mexico City.

More than 45 were rescued.

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