A private boat carrying around sixty tourists capsized in swollen Godavari river in andhra pradesh, feat at least eight people dead and twenty five others missing on Sunday, the regime said. As several as twenty seven people survived the tragedy and were dropped at safety, the state Diasaster Management Authority (SDMA) said during a unleash late tonight. The boat ‘Royal Vasishta’ was on its thanks to the picturesque Papikondalu holidaymaker spot within the middle of the river once it met with the accident, apparently on colliding with an outsized rock formation, at Kachchuluru in East Godavari District, about 200 km from Amaravati.
Quoting initial reports, police earlier said twelve bodies had been retrieved, however the SDMA later place the toll at eight. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, province Governor Biswabhusan Harichandan, Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy among others expressed grief over the tragedy. A team of deep diverse from the Indian Navy reached the accident spot at Kachhuluru and joined the National Disaster Response Force and State Disaster Response Force personnel within the explore for the missing passengers.
The watercourse has been in spate for the past few days and over 5.13 lakh cusecs of floodwater was flowing on Sunday once the mishap occurred. Most of the tourists were from Hyderabad and Warrangal in near Telangana and state chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh each to the grieving families from his state and deputed ministers to coordinate within the relief works and facilitate the injured. tho’ the amount of deceased from Telangana was yet to be confirmed, a minimum of fourteen people from Warangal district and Hyderabad ar missing within the incident, officers said within the city.