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Published on : Friday, May 27, 2016
The boat carrying tourists includes 28-year-old Monica Cozma, who was killed, 32 tourists and four crew members who were hit by high waves.
Another British tourist was injured in the incident. A German national is reported missing. Search operations are being carried out by navy divers.
Police sources said that they are searching for a British woman from Hong Kong who has been declared dead. The two bodies were recovered from sea.
The port officials said that the boat capsized due to strong winds and high waves. Some were thrown overboard from the vessel and were trapped beneath the capsized boat. Rescuers pulled out tourists by smashing the hull with hammer.
The captain made sure that all tourists wore their life jackets. The foreign office spokesperson said that they will provide their complete support to the families of the tourists who died. Out of four injured one suffered from broken shoulder and another with a skull fracture, the other two suffered suffocation.
The island is a much preferred tourist destination which attracts backpackers and holiday makers alike. The island is known for its splendid beaches, coconut plantation and waterfalls and tourists from Europe love to visit the place for its natural beauty.