At least 22 lives lost in India boat mishap
Written by Tunde Adeyemi on May 8, 2023
At least 22 people have died after a packed tourist boat capsized in India’s southern Kerala state.
The death toll could rise as rescue efforts are under way with the vessel is pulled from muddy waters.
The casualties include women and children on school holiday.
The boat was reportedly carrying about 50 people, or double its capacity, when it overturned on Sunday night.
The exact number of missing passengers is not immediately clear. Authorities said they are investigating the cause of the accident and are looking into whether the boat had a proper permit.
A case of culpable homicide has been registered by the police against the owner of the boat, who is reported to have abscond.