At least 40 feared drowned in boat capsize

by National | 15-05-2018 | 367 views

At least 40 people, mostly tribals, are feared drowned in Godavari river when a boat capsized during inclement weather in Andhra Pradesh's East Godavari district Tuesday evening.According to initial reports, the boat with around 50 passengers was going from Kondamodalu tribal hamlet on the banks of the river to Rajahmundry, when it overturned in after being buffeted by heavy gales near Mantoor village of Devipatnam block at around 5 pm.While 10 passengers, including two women, swam to the riverbank, the remaining passengers are feared drowned and their whereabouts were not known till last reports came in. The passengers include a 20-member marriage party, the survivors told locals who launched the initial rescue operations.

 

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