The latest accident happened on the short ferry trip between Mar Grande and the city of Salvador. 

At least three people have died after a ferry capsized in Brazil, just a day after another vessel sank in the country killing 10.
The latest tragedy happened in the bay off Mar Grande, near Vera Cruz, in the northeast of the country.
Brazilian media reported that at least three people had died, with 21 rescued.
It is not known how many people are missing or how many were aboard the vessel at the time of the accident.
The ferry served the short route between Mar Grande and the city of Salvador.
Meanwhile, the search continued for dozens feared to be missing after a ferry sank in the Amazon region to the north, killing at least 10.
Only 19 people had so far been rescued and it is believed there were 70 people aboard when the boat went down near Ponta Negra.
It is thought the ferry may have sunk after getting caught in a storm.
Colonel Augusto Lima of the fire and rescue service said: "Searches are continuing above and below water.
"It's a hard-to-access area and of the three aircraft we sent, one is there just to act as a communications base."
The Amazon waterways are one of the main forms of transport in a region, which has relatively few roads.


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