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South Korean official dies in Peru river accident

October 25, 2013

LIMA, Peru (AP) — South Korean officials say that a government worker has died in a river accident in Peru.

South Korean Consul Lee Hwang-Roh says 44-year-old Kim Yoon-ho was on a vessel that overturned Thursday on the Itaya river in Peru’s Amazon region. His body was taken to a morgue in the city of Iquitos in northern Peru. He worked for the South Korean ministry of oceans and fisheries.

Officials gave no further details on Friday.

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