the Boat was at anchor near the island, Hukitola, a popular tourist destination, and it capsized when many passengers tried to leave at the same time.
the 45 passengers were rescued. The newspaper The Hindu reports that the boat was approved to take a maximum of 20 people at the same time, however, 55 people were onboard when the accident – most of them women and children.
the 400,000 rupees (just over 51.000 sek) in compensation to the families affected by the deaths in the accident and free medical care to the injured.
Difficult båtolyckor is relatively common in India due to overloading, bad underhäll and deficiencies in safety equipment.