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Port. Amazonas , world's second longest river, c.3,900 mi (6,280 km) long, formed by the junction in N Peru's Andes Mts. of two major headstreams, the Ucayali and the shorter Marañón.
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The wooden Comandante Sales ferryboat capsized in a pre-dawn rainstorm on the Solimoes River, one of the Amazon's largest tributaries, said Fire Lt Col Raimundo Rodrigues da Silva.
The river, which begins in Colombia, stretches for 1,700 kilometers until it runs into the Solimoes River and off into the Amazon, which is the world's largest river by volume.
The Solimoes River, whose traditional depth in October averages at least 12 meters, measured only 92 centimeters on Thursday by the municipality of Caapiranga, 222 kilometers west of Manaus, the Amazonas state capital.