27 Jan 2014

At least 21 dead after boat capsize

10:52 am on 27 January 2014

At least 21 people have drowned after a boat capsized off the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the Bay of Bengal.

The boat, Aqua Marine, capsized on Sunday afternoon off Port Blair, the capital of the islands.

The Indian Air Force is helping the coast guard and 13 people have been rescued - but up to 11 people are unaccounted for.

Most of those on board are believed to be Indians from Tamil Nadu and Mumbai.

The BBC says there are reports the Aqua Marine was carrying too many people when it capsized.