Andhra Pradesh: Boat capsizes in Godavari river, 5 missing | Visakhapatnam News
Chatting with TOI, East Godavari superintendent of police Vishal Gunni confirmed that the boat drowned within the Godavari and 5 passengers have gone lacking.
Sources stated that the boat didn’t have a legitimate license from the Andhra Pradesh ports. As per rule, each boat ought to register with ports within the state.
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“Our group has rushed to the spot to watch the state of affairs,” stated Ok Sridharma Sastha, port officer, AP Ports.
“As per our information, the boat was not registered with us,” Sastha added.
Officers of AP Catastrophe Administration stated group of State Catastrophe Response Power (SDRF) additionally rushed to the spot to take up the rescue work.
In response to the survivors of the tragedy, a lot of the passengers on the boat have been college students. The boat overturned after hitting a pillar of an under-construction bridge over the river.
The boat was on its approach from Saladivaripalem to Pasuvulanka. A lot of the passengers have been schoolchildren beneath 15 years of age, sources stated.
The river was in spate resulting from heavy rains and the boat, which was going downstream, reportedly veered uncontrolled and hit the under-construction bridge at a excessive pace after which it overturned. Whereas a number of the passengers managed to outlive by hanging on to the pillar, round 10 individuals washed away, sources stated.
This incident comes inside two months of the same boat capsize that occurred within the Godavari, additional upstream close to Devipatnam Mandal, in East Godavari district on Might 15, by which round 20 individuals have been killed.
Chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu directed district officers to step up rescue operations.
(With inputs from Samson Raj)