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HYDERABAD, India: At least 13 people drowned and others were missing after a crowded ferry capsized Sunday in the Krishna River in India, a government official said.

Another 20 people swam to safety or were rescued by villagers in the Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh state Home Minister N. Chinnarajappa said.

Police said the ferry riders were not wearing life jackets, The Press Trust of India news agency reported.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the tragedy was “anguishing.”

“My thoughts are with the families of those who lost their lives,” he said.

Thirty-eight people were on board when the ferry capsized while turning toward the river bank, officials said. Police and workers from the National Disaster Relief Force searched for those who were missing.

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