44 Missing, 3 others dead In India Boat Accident

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Three people died and 44 others were missing after a tourist boat capsized in a southern Indian river on Sunday, police said, as rescuers frantically searched for survivors.

According to reports, the Royal Vashishta was carrying 63 people, most of them tourists, to a famous picnic spot near Rajahmundry in Andhra Pradesh state in southeast India.

Rescue teams including divers and a chopper were scouring the river, a senior police official said.

“Three bodies have been found so far. 16 people have been rescued alive,” police superintendent Adnan Nayeem Asmi told AFP.

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