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Indian toll in Bahrain boat tragedy rises to 21

Of the Indians who died in the mishap, 7 were from Kerala, 3 from Tamil Nadu, 2 each from Andhra, Delhi, Goa and Karnataka, and one from Bihar.

india Updated: Apr 01, 2006 14:37 IST

With more bodies being identified, the number of Indians who died in Thursday's boat tragedy off the coast of Bahrain has risen to 21, including five women.

Of the Indians who died in the mishap, seven were from Kerala, three from Tamil Nadu, two each from Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Goa and Karnataka, and one from Bihar.

The details about one victim were not yet known, a spokesman of the Indian embassy said.

He said arrangements were being made to send the bodies to the victims' homes, in consultations with their relatives and the Bahrain authorities.

The condition of three injured Indians, being treated in a government hospital, was satisfactory.

Fifty seven people of various nationalities were killed when the overloaded traditional wooden boat on a dinner cruise capsized off the coast of Bahrain, about one kilometre from a causeway connecting two islands in the Gulf state. Sixty-seven people were rescued.