Boat Carrying 40 People Capsizes in Godavari, 23 Feared Missing

Andhra Pradesh Launch capsizes over 10 feared drowned

Andhra Pradesh Launch capsizes over 10 feared drowned

Police told TNM that a criminal case has been filed against the owner of the boat, and he is in custody.

At least 13 persons swam to safety after the boat capsized because of strong winds, West Godavari Superintendent of Police Ravi Prakash said.

Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday announced an ex-gratia of Rs. 10 lakh to the families of the people, who lost their lives after a boat carrying 44 passengers capsized in Godavari river on May 15. The state disaster management teams and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel were pressed into service.

Emergency workers recovered 12 bodies from a river and were searching for another 10 missing people on Wednesday after a ferry capsized in southern India, officials said. "According to our initial probe, around 20 people are still missing". Most of the passengers were tribals from the region.

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He added: "I always want to improve myself and I do not compete with anyone because I do not play to be the best in history but to improve myself year after year and to keep winning".

Of the 40 people who were reportedly onboard, only 17 had been rescued till the latest reports came in. After autopsy, the bodies were handed over to their relatives.

A sudden heavy whirlwind is said to be the reason behind the mishap. Locals suspected that huge wind turned the boat around causing in its sinking.

Today, divers were able to rescue some of the bodies after the motor launch was found struck in the sand at a depth of 60 feet near Varapalli tribal village. "They had locked the windows and door to escape the rain and had no chance to escape when the boat capsized".

"The river is very narrow now and not very deep, so if the boat had a problem the boat driver can reach the river bank within five minutes". We are verifying how many bags were loaded on the boat...

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