Death toll in Andhra boat tragedy rises to 34

Must Read

Sanju Samson to replace Shikhar Dhawan in T20 series against WI

Sanju Samson will replace injured Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan in the T20s series against West Indies starting from next...

Supreme Court lashes out on Centre & Delhi govts for Rising Pollution

The Apex Court of the Country, the Supreme Court on Monday lashed the Central and State Government for their...

Harbhajan Singh wishes BCCI Prez Sourav Ganguly to change Selection Panel

The Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh on Monday urged Sourav Ganguly, President of BCCI (The Board of Control for Cricket...
Rajahmundry, Sep 18 (IANS) Bodies of six more tourists were pulled out from Godavari river in Andhra Pradesh’s East Godavari district on Wednesday, taking the toll in Sunday’s boat tragedy to 34, officials said.

Rescue workers continue search operations in the swollen river for 12 missing persons.

Deep divers from Indian Navy, two teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), three teams of State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) and personnel from fire services were participating in the search operations, backed by two helicopters from Navy and one from Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC).

Officials said while five bodies were retrieved from Devipatnam near the accident site, another body was found the downstream.

A private tourist boat, with 73 persons, including eight crew members, capsized near Kuchuluru village on Sunday afternoon while on its way to picturesque Papikonda hills.

Officials said 27 people were rescued by local villagers. Twelve bodies were found on Sunday and Monday while 16 bodies were pulled out of the river on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, personnel from Uttarakhand’s disaster management department traced the boat with the help of their sonar equipment. According to the deep divers, the boat is at a depth of 70-80 meters.

–IANS
ms/prs

Disclaimer This article is published directly through a syndicated feed and not edited by The Indian Wire staff.

- Advertisement -

Latest News

Sanjivani episode 85 written update, December 6: Sid learns the truth about Asha’s pregnancy

The recent episode of Sanjivani begins as Dr. Ishani tells Dr. Sid that they can't be together because he's...

Weekend watchlist: Films and shows that are releasing today

The Weekend is here!  To enjoy the end of December’s first week, here is a list of new films and television series that are releasing...

Kasautii Zindagii Kay episode 318 written update, December 6: Prerna tells her decision to Mohini to stay with Anurag

The recent episode of Kasautti Zindagii Kay opens with Mohini and Veena still fighting about Anurag and Prerna. Veena asserts that Prerna is bearing...

Pati, Patni Aur Woh movie review: Bhumi Pednekar shines in a confused comedy about marriage and infidelity

The movie revealed its true intentions and its lesson: Men will always be men Cast: Kartik Aaryan, Ananya Panday, Bhumi Pednekar, Aparshakti Khurana Director: Mudassar Aziz Rating:...

Terrence Malick’s ‘A Hidden Life’ gets a rare screening at the Vatican Film Library in Rome

Director Terrence Malick's historical drama film A Hidden Life was screened at the Vatican in Rome, this Wednesday. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox Searchlight,...
- Advertisement -

More Articles Like This