Vigil as laptop found where British journalist went missing in Amazon

The search continued Sunday for two missing men who disappeared during a research trip into a remote area of the Amazon a week ago.Firefighters say divers found a backpack and laptop in the area where the two went missing.The backpack was tied to a tree that was half-submerged, a firefighter told reporters in Atalaia do Norte, the closest city to the search area, which is near the Javari Valley Indigenous Territory. It is the flood season in the region and part of the forest is flooded.Officers with the Federal Police brought the items by boat to Atalaia do Norte on Sunday afternoon.There are fears the men may have been attacked by illegal loggers or fishermen in an area considered dangerous and known for violent clashes between indigenous inhabitants and illegal trespassers exploiting the area's natural resources.

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