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17 dead in Andhra boat accident
Posted on: 13-11-2017 , 10:59:AM | DY365 Bureau

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November 13, 2017: The police said that, 17 dead bodies have been recovered after a boat capsized in Krishna River on late Monday. An overloaded boat carrying 38 people capsized in the Krishna river near Vijayawada, resulting in the death of 17 tourists while seven others are missing.

Fifteen people were rescued by local fishermen. The ill-fated boat was being operated by a private company and was said to be on a trial run.
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams and Krishna district authorities have launched a massive search and rescue operation to trace the missing people.
Tourism Minister Bhuma Akhila Priya ordered an inquiry into the incident and directed her department officials to ascertain whether the boat operator had requisite permissions.
The incident occurred when the boat set off for Pavitra Sangamam at Ferry village near Vijayawada from Bhavani Island, the police said.

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