14 drown as boat capsizes in Krishna river

Nov 13, 2017, 00:52
14 drown as boat capsizes in Krishna river

Five bodies were later recovered from under the boat. The boat with around 38 persons was heading to the Pavitra Sangamam Ferry ghat near Ibrahimpatnam. YSR Congress Party President YS Jaganmohan Reddy also expressed his grief, and said that the official machinery should speed up the rescue operation. All of them belonged to Ongole Walkers' Club.

The rescue operations were underway and senior officials rushed to the spot.

This incident comes after 22 people died after a boat capsized on Yamuna River in Uttar Pradesh's Baghpat. Read Also: Karnataka: Seven held for trying to sacrifice boy Locals have alleged that numerous boats do not have sufficient number of life jackets and carry more passengers than their actual capacity.

Fifteen persons were rescued by local fishermen andNational Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams were pressedinto service to trace the missing persons, he said. They had travelled to Bhavani Island by an AP Tourism Development Corporation boat. However, locals allege that many boats do not have sufficient number of life jackets and carry more passengers than their sanctioned capacity.

The survivors alleged that they had asked driver for life jackets for everyone on board, but he had only supplied them with 15 life jackets saying that they would not need them while travelling in a modern boat.

Tourism Minister Akhila Priya ordered probe into the incident.

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