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Death toll in Andamans boat capsize goes up to 23, magisterial enquiry ordered

Port Blair: An overcrowded tourist boat Aqua Marine capsized with 43 tourists between Ross Island and North Bay in ‎Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Sunday afternoon. Twenty-one people have been declared dead while 23 passengers were
India TV News Desk January 27, 2014 10:23 IST
India TV News Desk
Port Blair: An overcrowded tourist boat Aqua Marine capsized with 43 tourists between Ross Island and North Bay in ‎Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Sunday afternoon.
 


Twenty-one people have been declared dead while 23 passengers were rescued. The survivors were admitted to Govind Vallabh Pant hospital.
 
The reason behind the capsizing is believed to be overloading.

The estimated capacity of the boat is only 25 people. However, the boat carried 46 people at the time of the incident.