16 tourists killed in boat capsized at Andhra Pradesh


Guwahati/ 13th November’2017 (Prag News Desk): At least 16 people were killed and eight people were reported missing in the Krishna river after a boat capsized at Krishna district in Andhra Pradesh on Sunday. Among the victims nine women and two children were killed. There were 41 tourists as the boat was returning from Bhavani Island to Pavitra Sangam. The incident took place at around 5.20pm. The rescue officials immediately rushed on the spot and started rescuing the victims with the help of the locals. Nine people were immediately admitted to the hospital as one is in critical condition. Home Minister N Chinnarajappa immediately arrived on the site. The rescue team was still active on the operation to find out the missing people. The cause of the accident is overload and no life jacket was available on the boat.


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