Monday, 28 May, 2018

Boat Accident in Godavari : 35 Missing, 5 Safe

10 missing as boat capsizes in Godavari River in Andhra By IANS Last updated 10 missing as boat capsizes in Godavari River in Andhra By IANS Last updated
Sammy Stanley | 16 May, 2018, 07:41

Teams from the National Disaster Response Force and the State Disaster Response Force have been pressed into action.

A Dornier aircraft carrying diving teams have been sent to Rajahmundhry in Andhra Pradesh for rescue operations after a boat capsized in Godavari river on Tuesday.

Till now, 17 people have been rescued while others are still missing. Earlier reports had said that at least 10 people swam to safety.

Proper record-keeping is rare on the many ferries that work the Godavari, making it hard to know how many people were on the boat.

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The boat apparently belongs to Laxmi Venkateshwara boat services and the owner Khaja Mohinuddeen has surrendered at the Devipatnam police station following the incident, ETV reported.

According to East Godavari Collector Karthikeya Mishra, who was rushing to the spot, the boat was coming from Kondamodalu (East) and proceeding to Polavaram (West). Near Varapalli, the driver tried to turn the boat but tilted to one side due to the high speed winds and capsized immediately, " Misra said.

PM Modi tweeted about the incident expressing anguish. Chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu has directed the district authorities to take all necessary steps for the safety of the missing people.

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