July 17, 2019

US Tourists drown at Iguazu Falls in Argentina

Rescue workers search for the bodies of two US tourists

Two US tourists were killed and five people were injured when a small boat overturned while passing under a waterfall at the spectacular Iguazu Falls.

Argentinian officials say seven tourists from the US, Germany and Colombia were sightseeing at Iguazu Falls in northern Argentina with a crew of three when their boat hit rocks and flipped over.

The two who died were named as Laura Natejik Evert, 28, and Philip Musgrove, 70, by Misiones Province official Jorge Veron.

The five injured tourists were all taken to hospital for treatment. It is not known at this stage how serious their injuries are.

The massive Iguazu Falls, on the border of Brazil and Argentina, are three times the size of Niagara Falls.

It is easyto see why thousands of tourists flock to see the Iguazu Falls each year.