The shocking moment when a boat sank with 60 tourists in Puerto Vallarta

55 tourists who traveled to Quimixto beach in Puerto Vallarta

A ship sank this Friday in Puerto Vallarta, no one was injured and there was only material damage from tourists who gathered to celebrate the new year.

The Jalisco State Civil Protection and Firefighters Unit (UEPCBJ) reported that there were about 60 tourists and none of them were injured.

It was a Catamaran named Canuwa and they mentioned that it picked up 55 passengers on the beach of Quimixto. Two crew members and their captain also boarded.

According to what the Jalisco State Civil Protection and Firefighters Unit mentioned, the mishap happened at approximately 11:43 a.m., when the ship was 400 meters out to sea.

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However, the strong waves impacted the ship and the liquid entered the machine room, causing the boat to begin to sink.

The tourists, being rescued, reached the beach undamaged, although their cell phones, tablets, cameras sank along with the boat.

National and foreign tourists were assisted by other vessels that reached the place where the ship sank.

Some social media users took the accident with humor and compared it to the movie “Titanic”, although other people mentioned that at this time meetings should not be held due to the contingency of COVID-19.

Mexico begins 2021 with more than 11,000 infections and 700 new deaths from covid

The country also occupies the thirteenth position in deaths in proportion to its population, having more than 900 per million inhabitants.  (Photo: Reuters)
The country also occupies the thirteenth position in deaths in proportion to its population, having more than 900 per million inhabitants. (Photo: Reuters)

The Mexican Government reported on the first day of the year 11,091 new cases of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and 700 deaths from covid-19 for a total of 1,437,185 infections and 126,507 deaths.

These figures imply a rate of incidence of 1,124.6 accumulated infections per 100,000 inhabitants, indicated this Friday the Ministry of Health (SSa) in its daily technical statement.

With this panorama, Mexico begins 2021 as the fourth country in the world with the most deaths from the pandemic, behind only the United States, Brazil and India, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally.

In addition, according to this same institution, Mexico is the thirteenth country in the world in terms of number of infections.

The country also ranks thirteenth in deaths in proportion to its population, having more than 900 per million inhabitants.

By state, Mexico City concentrates almost a quarter of the total accumulated cases, 23% of the total, specified the SSa.

The country’s capital also accounts for almost one in five deaths from covid-19, the agency detailed.

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