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Kerala: Boat carrying 40 tourists capsizes off Ottumbram Tuval beach in Malappuram: 22 dead

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Kerala: A boat carrying 40 tourists capsized at Ottumbram Tuval beach in Malappuram. 22 people went missing in this accident that took place on Sunday evening.

The death toll in last evening’s boat tragedy near Tanur in Malappuram district has risen to 22. The victims include 15 children and 5 women. 11 persons have been admitted to various hospitals in Malappuram of which the condition of four is said to be serious.

The mishap took place at around seven last evening when a boat carrying tourists capsized near the estuary where Poorappuzha river joins the Arabian Sea near Tanur. Several families were in the double-decker boat, which was carrying more people above the permissible limit.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan expressed deep sorrow over the loss of lives in the boat tragedy. Mr Vijayan is scheduled to visit Malappuram today.

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