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23 missing as boat capsizes in Godavari river in Andhra Pradesh

23 missing as boat capsizes in Godavari river in Andhra Pradesh

Fishermen raced to the scene to help, and officials deployed police and a team from the National Disasters Relief Force.

Vijayawada: Ten people went missing after a boat capsized in Godavari River in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday, officials said. Twenty boats, expert swimmers and NDRF teams have been pressed into service to trace the missing people.

At least 20 persons swam ashore.

The incident occurred near Manturu in Devipatnam block of East Godavari district around 5 p.m.




The boat's owner, Mohammad Khaja, surrendered, police in Devipatnam said. Even before one come to terms with it, the fresh tragedy of capsizing of a boat carrying wedding troupe come as a huge shocker. "When the boat is nearly 10 minutes away to the banks, heavy rain and wind occurred, the boat lost balance and slid one side".

A major mishap was averted on May 10 when a boat with 80 passengers caught fire near Pudipalli on the East-West Godavari border and the driver pulled the boat safely to shore.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had expressed his anguish over the incident on Twitter.

Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu directed the officials to undertake rescue operations on a war footing.


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