Boat Accident

  • Boat caprizes in the Ganga in Varanasi, 2 dead, 16 missing August 6, 2014

    Varanasi: Two people have died and 16 were still missing after a boat capsized in the Ganga river near Varanasi on Tuesday. At least 22 people were rescued on Tuesday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed condolences over the boat capsize incident. Rescue operations are being conducted by the NDRF....
  • At least five dead as sailboat capsizes off Haiti coast February 15, 2014

    Port-au-Prince: A government official in Haiti says that at least five people are dead after their flimsy sailboat capsized off the Caribbean nation's far western coast. Silvera Guillaume of Haiti's Civil Protection Office said on Friday that the vessel capsized around 5 pm on Wednesday when it encountered strong waves. The boat...
  • Odisha boat tragedy: Death toll rises to 26, five still missing February 10, 2014

    Sambalpur: Rescue operations continue in Sambalpur in Odisha after 26 people lost their lives in a boat tragedy on Sunday evening. Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will visit the families of the victims on Monday. On Sunday evening, a boat carrying people on a picnic, capsized in the Hirakud dam...
  • Andaman boat tragedy: Police say rescue teams reached on time January 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The Andaman and Nicobar DGP has refuted allegations of delay in rescue operations after the tourist boat tragedy on Sunday. DGP Sudhir Yadav told CNN-IBN that the news about delay in rescue operations is wrong. "We got information about this accident at 3:50 pm and at 4:05 pm...
  • Andaman boat tragedy: Eyewitnesses say rescue teams reached late January 27, 2014

    New Delhi: A tourist boat capsized near the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Sunday evening in which 21 people lost their lives. Of the 21 casualties, 16 bodies have been identified. The tourist boat identified as Aqua Marine capsized between Ross Island and North bay, about 2 kilometre off the...
  • Death toll hits 50 in Philippines ferry accident August 19, 2013

    Cebu: As the MV Thomas Aquinas cruised toward Cebu city in the central Philippines, navy marshal Richard Pestillos prepared for a brief stop while some passengers watched a band play and others soaked in the night breeze on the deck. Then the scene turned chaotic when the ferry, with 870 passengers...
  • Maharashtra: Boat ferrying 35 people overturns, 4 dead, 3 missing August 9, 2013

    Mumbai: A boat ferrying nearly 35 people has overturned in Vana river in Maharashtra's Wardha district. Four bodies have been recovered while 28 people have been rescued. Authorities say its still not clear why the boat overturned. For now the focus is on trying to find the remaining three people....
  • Hong Kong: Boat collides with ferry, 36 dead October 2, 2012

    Hong Kong: A boat packed with revelers on a long holiday weekend collided with a ferry and sank off Hong Kong, killing at least 36 people and injuring dozens, authorities said. The boat was carrying utility company workers and their families to famed Victoria Harbour to watch a fireworks display...
  • Assam tragedy: 2 boats capsize, 103 feared dead May 1, 2012

    Guwahati: A fierce storm in Assam has caused not one but two boats to capsize on the Brahmaputra river. In the first incident, 103 people, including women and children, have drowned after a ferry carrying 350 people capsized in Dhubri distirct. According to Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, as many as...
  • Assam: At least 100 feared dead as boat capsizes April 30, 2012

    Guwahati: In one of the worst boat tragedies in Assam, 100 people, including women and children, drowned and over 100 went missing when a packed steamer carrying over 300 passengers sank in the Brahmaputra river after being caught in a severe storm midstream in Dhubri district of Assam on Monday. Deputy...
  • Assam: 35 dead, 75 feared missing in boat accident April 30, 2012

    Guwahati: At least 35 people were drowned and many more were missing when a boat carrying 250 people capsized in the Brahmaputra river in Assam's Dhubri district on Monday. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressed condolence and ordered all possible assistance in relief operations. Reports said that three army columns including...
  • 100 missing after boat sinks in Amazon river May 27, 2010

    Lima: At least 100 people went missing on Wednesday in Peru after the motorboat they were travelling in sank in the Amazon river, Peruvian radio station RPP reported. According to RPP, some 80 survivors had been rescued, and two bodies had also been recovered. The motorboat Camila, which had...
  • Boat capsizes in Godavari river, at least 9 dead January 30, 2010

    Hyderabad: A boat carrying about 70 people capsized in the Godavari river in Andhra Pradesh at about 0700 hrs IST on Saturday killing many. Rescue and relief workers have managed to recover nine dead bodies till now and more casualties are feared. Rescue operations are still on. Andhra Agriculture Minister...
  • Cruising in Thekkadi lake to resume tomorrow January 15, 2010

    Thekkady: Tourist boat services in the famous Thekkady lake in Kerala - suspended in the wake of the boat tragedy that claimed 45 lives on September 30 last year - will resume on Saturday with all safety measures in place. While Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC) would be operating three...
  • Boat mishap: Cops arrest driver February 24, 2007

    New Delhi: Police on Saturday arrested the owner-cum-driver of a boat which capsized on Tuesday killing 15 children and three teachers of the St Anthony's school, Elavoor in Ernakulam district. Raju, who has been absconding after the mishap on February 20, was arrested on Saturday morning from his wife's...
  • Prez condoles death of kids in boat tragedy June 19, 2007

    New Delhi: President A P J Abdul Kalam on Wednesday condoled the death of children and teachers in a boat tragedy in Kerala. "I am deeply saddened to learn about the boat tragedy in which a number of children and their teachers of St. Stephen's School, Angamaly, lost their lives," Kalam...
  • Picnic turns painful for parents June 19, 2007

    Angamaly (Kerala): The parents of the fifteen students who died in the boat mishap came to take a last look at their little ones as they lay lifeless in the caskets on the grounds of St .Antonys' School in Angamaly. The bodies of the children arrived escorted by the top ranks...
  • Survivor says picnic boat leaked June 19, 2007

    Kothamangalam, Kerala: The children lay dead and their parents kept wailing. The death of 16 children in a boat capsize in Elavoor in Ernakulam district has shocked Kerala and left people wondering whether there was a lapse. Twins Aswathi and Amritha, 11, lay hand in hand in a hospital morgue on...
  • Boat mishap: Cong wants judicial probe June 19, 2007

    New Delhi: Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) President Ramesh Chennithala on Wednesday demanded a judicial probe into the boat mishap in Kochi in Kerala which claimed the lives of 18 people, including 15 school children. Chennithala said the government should immediately announce financial assistance to the relatives of the dead. He appreciated...
  • Fun boat ride turns killer for kids June 19, 2007

    Thatekadu (Kerala): It was meant to be a fun ride for the children of St Anthony's school, Elavoor in Ernakulam district but it ended in a tragedy that claimed at least 18 lives. “Water entered the boat but the boat was not overcrowed. Many children lost their balance and fell...
  • 34 die as boat capsizes in Ganga August 31, 2006

    Patna: At least 34 people were feared drowned when a country boat carrying around 50 people capsized in the River Ganga on Thursday. While 16 people swam to safety, search is on for the others. A team of divers has been also been pressed into service. Police said the mishap occurred near...