Dozens Dead after Tourist Boat Capsizes off Andaman Islands

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January 27, 2014 3:17 PM EST

At least 21 people died after a boat carrying Indian tourists capsized off Andaman Islands, officials said on Sunday.

"A boat with some 40 odd people sank earlier today," Anand Prakash, Chief Secretary of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, told Reuters. "Some 13-15 have been rescued. We are continuing rescue operations."

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He said there were no foreign tourists on board.

The relatively remote Andaman and Nicobar islands are a popular tourist destination for many Indians.

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