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12 Drown, 26 Lacking After Andhra Tourist Boat Capsizes in Swollen Godavari, Spl Group Known as from U’khand as S
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12 Drown, 26 Lacking After Andhra Tourist Boat Capsizes in Swollen Godavari, Spl Group Known as from U’khand as S

APSDRF personnel rescue passengers of a ship which capsized in the swollen Godavari river on Sunday (PTI)

Amaravati (AP):A non-public boat carrying round 60 tourists capsized in swollen Godavari river in Andhra Pradesh, leaving at least eight other people uninteresting and 26 others missing on Sunday, the assert authorities said. Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy is scheduled to embark on an aerial gape of the effect at 9.45am on Monday.

As many as 27 other people survived the tragedy and were introduced to security, the assert Diasaster Management Authority (SDMA) said in a free up gradual tonight. The boat ‘Royal Vasishta’ became on its intention to the picturesque Papikondalu vacationer effect throughout the river when it met with the accident, evidently on colliding with a large rock formation, at Kachchuluru in East Godavari District, about 200 km from here.

Quoting initial experiences, police earlier said 12 bodies had been retrieved, but the SDMA later effect the toll at eight. Top Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswabhusan Harichandan, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy amongst others expressed effort over the tragedy.

A crew of deep divers from the Indian Navy reached the accident effect at Kachhuluru and joined the Nationwide Catastrophe Response Power and Speak Catastrophe Response Power personnel in the gaze the missing passengers. The river has been in spate for the previous few days and over 5.13 lakh cusecs of floodwater became flowing on Sunday when the mishap occurred.

Loads of the tourists were from Hyderabad and Warrangal in neighbouring Telangana and assert chief minister Sufficient Chandrasekhar Rao announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh every to the bereaved families from his assert and deputed ministers to coordinate in the comfort works and lend a hand the injured.

Though the sequence of deceased from Telangana became yet to be confirmed, at least 14 other people from Warangal district and Hyderabad are missing in the incident, officers said in the assert capital.

Though the boat has license, it became not yet determined whether it had the main permission to ferry tourists since all boat operations in the river were prohibited attributable to the flood. The Top Minister in a tweet said: “Extraordinarily pained by the capsizing of a ship in Andhra Pradesh’s East Godavari. My solutions are with the bereaved families.”

He said rescue operations are currently underway at the effect of the tragedy. “The loss of lives attributable to capsizing of a ship in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh is terribly sorrowful. I’m deeply pained,” Shah tweeted.

Conveying his condolences to the berevaed families, Gandhi said on Twitter: “I pray that every those reported missing will soon be accounted for and that they are stable.” Leader of Opposition N Chandrababu Naidu expressed effort over the tragedy.

Jagan Mohan Reddy, while expressing shock over the grave tragedy, announced an ex-gratia reduction of Rs 10 lakh every to the kinfolk of the deceased. The SDMA free up said the boat carrying “approximately 60 passengers” capsized in Godavari river round 1.45 pm.

Out of the 60 passengers, 27 were rescued and 25 are nonetheless missing, it said quoting a epic from the assistant project officer of Built-in Tribal Pattern Company at Rampachodavaram end to the accident effect.

A helicopter of the ONGC has been pressed into provider for the rescue operation while a specialist deep divers crew from Uttarakhand with facet-scan sonar tools would reach the accident effect on Monday, the SDMA said.

Of the 27 rescued, 16 were administered first-support at the effect clinic in Rampachodavaram and then shifted to the authorities well-liked clinic in Rajamahendravaram for added remedy and trauma counselling, the authority said. Our bodies of the deceased were shifted to Rajamahendravaram for put up-mortem.

There were identical accidents at the identical effect some years ago in which quite a bit of different people were killed. Two drivers of the boat, S Nukaraju and Kamaraju, were amongst those killed on Sunday. A ship coming in the wrong intention saved the day for many other people in Royal Vasishta, as they jumped into the river and received on to the numerous boat and saved themselves.

Villagers of Tutugunta in the vicinity additionally came to the rescue of the boat capsize victims and saved at least 5 tourists from Warangal. A survivor, who is a resident of Uppal effect in Hyderabad, counseled TV channels that there were 80 other people, including his three relatives, in the boat. I even own survived but there is never always a data about my wife, brother-in-law, his wife and son, he said.

Amongst the missing were four persons from a household in Visakhapatnam, in retaining with police sources. Jagan Reddy directed the East Godavari district Collector Muralidhar Reddy to conduct a probe whether the boat had permission to ferry passengers. He additionally directed that every boat operations be suspended forthwith, a free up from the CMO said.

The Chief Minister has taken the topic very significantly. He asked the officers to put together a epic with the lend a hand of experts on boat operations and body determined pointers, it added.

(With inputs from PTI)

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