Many dead as boat capsizes in India

Police recover 21 bodies after vessel carrying pilgrims in Uttar Pradesh state overturns.

    Boat tragedies are common in India, as many vessels are often overloaded with passengers [AFP]

    "The people were on their way to their village. All the people on the boat got drowned except those who knew how to swim," Suresh Kumar, a survivor, said.

    Boating accidents are a common occurrence in India, as many of the vessels are often overloaded with passengers. 


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