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Tourist boat capsizes in Andaman Sea, ‘killing 21′

Tourist boat capsizes in Andaman Sea, ‘killing 21′

A tourist boat has sunk off India’s Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the Bay of Bengal, with the loss of 21 lives, an official says.

The boat, Aqua Marine, reportedly capsized around 16:00 local time (09:30 GMT) on Sunday.

Senior local official P Jawahar says 13 people have been rescued and taken to hospital, but a further nine people remain unaccounted for.

The boat sank off Port Blair, the capital of the islands, reports said.

An investigation is studying the cause of the sinking.

Source: BBC News

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