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India: At least nine dead after fishing boat capsizes off Tamil Nadu coast

The cause of the accident is yet to be determined. (Representative image) Photograph: (Getty)

WION Nai Dilli, Delhi, India Feb 26, 2017, 04.59 PM (IST)

At least nine tourists were killed after a fishing boat carrying tourist capsized in sea near Manapad area of Tuticorin in India's southern state of Tamil nadu on Sunday.

According to reports, the boat turned turtle while returning to the shore.The cause of the accident is yet to be determined.

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The fishermen managed to pull out 19 people, but nine of them had already died, the Times of India reported. 

Local fishermen joined forces with marine police and Fire & Rescue department personnel in looking for survivors.

Search operation is on to find the missing tourists.

(WION)

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