Three killed as tourist boat capsizes off Costa Rica

San Jose: Three people were killed Thursday, when a catamaran with 108 passengers and crew on board capsized off Costa Rica's Pacific coast. There were many foreign tourists on board the catamaran, reports said.

The director of the Costa Rican Firefighters Corps, Hector Chaves, and the Red Cross, however, had initially put the toll at four. Costa Rica's public security ministry said two of the victims were a 70-year-old US woman and an 80-year-old British man.

Costa Rican authorities and private boats recovered 103 people from the catamaran, while rescuers were continuing their search for two other people who were missing.

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