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21 tourists killed in Andaman boat tragedy

New Delhi, January 26, 2014

At least 21 people were killed when a boat carrying tourists capsized in the Bay of Bengal near Port Blair in India's Andaman and Nicobar Islands, a report said.

The deaths were confirmed by an official of Nicobar, who also said that 13 people have been rescued, said the Times of India report.

The boat was travelling between Ross Island and North Bay, he said. The boat called Aqua Marine capsized between 3.45 pm and 4pm, an NDTV report said.

The boat had 45 people on board, including tourists from Kanchipuram district of Tamil Nadu and Mumbai besides members of the crew. It is suspected that some persons might have been trapped in the cabin of the boat.
 




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