Bodies of Antwerp boating tragedy found

24th May 2006, Comments 0 comments

24 May 2006, BRUSSELS — The body of the woman listed missing after a Dutch cargo boat capsized at Antwerp last week was recovered in Hoboken on Tuesday afternoon.

24 May 2006

BRUSSELS — The body of the woman listed missing after a Dutch cargo boat capsized at Antwerp last week was recovered in Hoboken on Tuesday afternoon.

The woman has been identified as the wife of the boat's captain.

The body of the woman's brother was found at the same place the body of her brother was found on Monday.

Both had been listed as missing after an inland cargo vessel capsized on the Schelde River at Antwerp on 16 May. Only the boat's skipper survived the accident.

The woman's body was found by patrolling shipping police at about 4pm on Tuesday and the victim's family later identified the body.

The Dutch boat was carrying gravel at the time of the accident and is believed to have capsized after being swamped by a wave from a larger passing ship.

[Copyright Expatica News 2006]

Subject: Belgian news

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