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21 dead as tourist boat capsizes off India's Andaman and Nicobar islands

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A tourist boat capsized off India's remote Andaman and Nicobar islands on Sunday, leaving 21 people dead as rescuers continued to search in the dark for those feared still missing, officials said. 

A view of North Bay Island, one of the islands which make up the Andaman Archiapelago

The private boat carrying around 43 tourists, thought to be mostly Indians, plus crew sank quickly after taking on water between Ross Island and North Bay near the island's capital Port Blair, a senior official said.

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