14 drown as boat capsizes in Krishna river

13 November, 2017, 01:59 | Author: Katrina Soto
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As many as 16 people met their watery grave when the boat carrying them capsized in Krishna river, upstream the Prakasham barrage at Pavithrasanghamam, about 16 km from here on Sunday evening.

The passengers were travelling to Pavitra Sangamam to see a daily ritual when the boat lost its balance. 32 of the victims belong to Ongole town. Five bodies were later recovered from under the boat.

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The ill-fated boat was being operated by a private company and was said to be on a trial run.

The state government on Sunday announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakhs to the families of the bereaved. They were helped by trained swimmers and local fishermen who launched rescue efforts when the boat capsized. Several teams of National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) were rushed to the spot to rescue people. As many as 20 passengers, who were wearing life jackets, managed to swim to the shore safely. "For more than an hour, no one tried to pull the people stuck under the tourist boat", an eye-witness said. Some of the survivors complained that the police that the boat was shaking right from moment it started from Bhavani Island. According to IANS, there were 38 tourists on the boat belonging to a private operator.

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