A boat overloaded with moviegoers sank in a canal in southern Andhra Pradesh state, and at least 20 people drowned, Indian news agencies said Friday.

The boat was carrying 70 people at the time of the accident in the Yenamadaru canal late Thursday, said Press Trust of India.The bodies of 17 victims - 10 women, three men and four children - have been recovered, district officials told the United News of India news agency.