Boat in Tamil Nadu, India capsizes – 22 feared dead
By LM - Mon Dec 26, 5:09 am
25 Dec 2011
Last updated during 22:49 ET
The passed were all members of a singular family
Twenty-two members of a singular family are feared drowned after a vessel capsized in a lake in a southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, military say.
The boat, carrying 25 people, sank in Pulicat lake nearby a state’s coast. Only 3 boys were means to be discovered after a incident.
The passengers were pronounced to be picnickers who had hired a vessel for a float on a river.
Officials pronounced a vessel was packed and not versed with life vests.
Divers and rescue workers continued their hunt by a night, though have unsuccessful to redeem any some-more bodies.
Boats in India are mostly overloaded, that leads to visit accidents.
At slightest 36 people died after an overloaded vessel sank in a Ganges stream in India’s Bihar state in Oct final year.
In 2009, a traveller vessel carrying 76 people capsized in a lake in Kerala, murdering during slightest 37 people.