Indian tourist boat capsizes in Andaman Sea, 22 killed

Eurasia News

NEW DELHI: A boat carrying 45 Indian tourists capsized and sank in the Andaman Sea in Port Blair in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, killing at least 22 persons.

The deputy commissioner of South Andaman district P Johar said that the boat sank on its way from Ross Island to the North Bay around 4pm on Sunday, adding that two passengers were missing and 23 persons were rescued.

The exact cause of the accident was yet to be ascertained, but according to Indian media reports overcrowding may be one of the reasons for the tragedy as the boat was designed to carry only 25 people.