Twelve people drowned in a lake in central India on Friday morning when their boats capsized during a religious ceremony, authorities said. The boats carrying 20-25 people tipped over in the early hours in Bhopal
Rescuers scrambled Monday to reach as many as 34 people trapped below the deck of a burning commercial scuba-dive boat off the coast of California, US Coast Guard officials said. Many were feared dead.
Indian authorities were engaged in a major search and rescue operation on Monday to find 39 people missing after their tour boat capsized in a fast-flowing swollen river.
The United States Coastguard and a fleet of volunteers were deployed to search for the 18 crew on board after the vessel capsized in a storm near Port Fourchon, about 160 kilometres (100 miles) south of New Orleans.
Many people seek to make the voyage from Ethiopia and Somalia to Yemen and on to richer Gulf countries as they flee poverty and insecurity in search of work. But the COVID-19 pandemic and other challenges force some to turn back.
Hungarian police on Tuesday began lifting a sightseeing vessel that sank in the river Danube in Budapest last month in an accident that has claimed 20 lives with eight people still missing.
At least 27 people died and nine were missing on Wednesday when their fishing boat sank off the Caribbean coast of Honduras, the country’s military said.
At least four people have been killed and 21 still missing after a boat capsized in northwest Pakistan, officials said on Thursday, with a rescue operation continuing as hopes for finding survivors fade.
Eight people died after a boat carrying illegal migrants sank off southwestern Turkey, the Turkish coastguard said on Monday. The coastguard said 31 migrants had been rescued after the boat sank off