Andaman Boat Tragedy claims at least 21 Lives

Port blair: A Boat tragedy that took place near Andamans & Nicobar Island is suspected to have claimed  least 21 lives, while 13 people have  been rescued. The incident happened, when Aqua Marine a Tourist Boat ferrying 43 Passengers capsized between Ross Island and North Bay at around 4 PM today, says an Official Release.

Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has expressed shock over the boat tragedy in the Andamans and has condoled the loss of lives.  The Prime Minister has asked all central agencies to immediately assist in the rescue and relief operations.

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