Boat capsizes off Andamans, PM expresses shock
Posted on Jan 26 2014 | IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 : A boat with 43 tourists onboard capsized Sunday off the Andaman islands. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressed shock over the accident.
In an official statement issued by the Prime Minister's Office, Manmohan Singh "condoled the loss of lives".
The statement said the Aqua Marine, with 43 tourists onboard, capsized between Ross Island and North Bay near Port Blair, capital of the Andaman and Nicobar islands.
"The prime minister has asked all central agencies to immediately assist in the rescue and relief operations," the statement said.