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Boat Capsized in Godavari River 12 Died

Boat Capsized in Godavari River

In a tragic incident, twelve persons have died and around 30 were missing after a tourist boat capsized in Godavari River carrying nearly 60 passengers in East Godavari district in Andhra Pradesh.  About 17 of them have been rescued by the locals while the search is on for others.

The tourist boat, named “Royal Vasishta”, was carrying people from the Gandipochamma temple on the banks of the Godavari river to Papikondalu when the mishap occurred. Police said two teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Force, with a total of 140 personnel, have been deployed for rescue operations.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he was extremely pained by the incident. “Extremely pained by the capsizing of a boat in Andhra Pradesh’s East Godavari. My thoughts are with the bereaved families. Rescue operations are currently underway at the site of the tragedy.”


AP CM YS Jagan has announced Rs 10 lakh each for families of the deceased and ordered the East Godavari district collector Muralidhar Reddy to conduct a probe into the tragedy. All boat operations have been suspended for a while.

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