Sunday 19 Nov, 2017


At least 26 people were killed when a boat fell on Krishna River


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at least 26 people were killed when a boat fell on krishna river

Vijayawada: At least 26 people have been killed when a boat capsized in Krishna River in Andhra Pradesh, police said. A boat with 38 people was capsized. Nine bodies were recovered. The fishermen saved 12 people.

Rescue work carried out by the National Disaster Response Force is still continuing here.

The accident occurred at the confluence of Krishna and Godavari rivers. The boat was travelling from Bhavani to Pavithra Sangamam. Thousands of tourists visit here every day to witness the 'Pavithra Arathi'. The boat is owned by a private agency called Simple Water Sport.

Most of the people living in Angola are in the Prakasam district. Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has ordered officials to speed up rescue operations.

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