Agencia EFEFebruary 10, 2014 12:01
New Delhi, Feb 10 (EFE).- At least 12 people died and 21 others went missing when the boat sank that was carrying them down a river in Orissa, a state in eastern India, police said Monday.
The shipwreck occurred Sunday afternoon on the Mahanadila River, as the boat carrying more than 100 passengers on their way home from a picnic was sailing through the Hirakud reserve in the Sambalpur district.
"The vessel capsized because it was overcrowded," police spokesman Amitav Panda told NDTV.
About 90 people have been rescued up to now, the police spokesman said.