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Three detained in connection with ferry tragedy in Andaman Sea

Monday, 27 January 2014 - 3:44pm IST | Place: Port Blair | Agency: PTI

Three persons, including the owner of the overcrowded tourist boat which capsized in the Andaman Sea near here in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, were today detained.

An FIR has been lodged against them and they are being questioned, sources in the Andaman and Nicobar administration said.

One person was still missing while all the bodies had been identified and sent back to Chennai and other places where the victims hailed from, the sources said.

21 persons died and 29 were rescued in the boat tragedy.

Of the dead, three hailed from Maharashtra, 16 from Tamil Nadu and one each from West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh. The survivors included seven from Maharashtra, 15 from Tamil Nadu, two from New Delhi, one each from West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh and three from the Andaman Islands.


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