American Woman Dies In Rafting Accident In Peru

LIMA, Peru (December 20, 2012)--Peruvian police have found the body of an American woman who was missing after a raft carrying foreign tourists capsized in a turbulent river.

A Canadian man also died and his body was found earlier.

Officials say the accident happened Tuesday in Cuzco Province as Peruvian guides took three rafts down the rain-swollen Vilcanota River carrying tourists.

American Alicia Perrien, 23, was initially been reported missing and then was confirmed dead on Wednesday.

The Canadian man was identified as Nishant Fozdar Jagdeep, 25.

Authorities didn’t provide information about their hometowns.

The Cuzco region where the accident occurred is home to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu and also is a popular destination for adventure sports like rafting.


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