Death Toll in Andhra Pradesh Boat Tragedy Mounts to 19
Taking out the boat that sank over 315 feet deep in the river is proving to be a herculean task, police said.
APSDRF personnel rescue passengers of a boat which capsized in the swollen Godavari river on Sunday (PTI)
Amaravati Toll in the tourist boat accident in river Godavari in Andhra Pradesh mounted to 19 as seven more bodies were retrieved on Tuesday.
But taking out the boat that sank over 315 feet deep in the river is proving to be a herculean task, police said.
Deputy Inspector General of Police Md Ehsan Raza said 19 bodies were recovered so far and many more could be trapped inside the boat.
Teams of expert divers of Navy and NDRF continued the search for the bodies.
The search teams found the bodies floating far away from the accident spot at Kachhuluru in East Godavari district.
One body was found near the coffee dam of Polavaram project while another was recovered near new Pattiseema and was identified as that of a person from Hyderabad based on an ID card.
One body was found near a crest gate of Sir Arthur Cotton Barrage at Dowaleswaram, police said.
Identity of some of the deceased was yet to be established, they said.
The bodies have been shifted to the government hospital in Rajamahendravaram.
River Godavari has been in spate for the past few days and over 5.13 lakh cusecs of floodwater was flowing on Sunday when the mishap occurred.
The Chief Minister had directed the East Godavari district Collector Muralidhar Reddy to conduct a probe into the tragedy.
Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.
Recommended For You
- Bigg Boss 13 Day 19 Written Update: Rashami Desai Reveals She had Issues with Sidharth Shukla
- Rafael Nadal Gets Married to His Partner of 14 Years Xisco Perello
- Cardi B Once Drugged, Robbed Late Rapper Chinx Drugz
- Rhea Chakraborty Visits Blue Grotto Cave in Italy on Trip with Sushant Singh Rajput, Watch Video
- Streaming Now: Krystle D'souza Turns Gold Digger in Fittrat, Amazon Prime's Modern Love is a Must-Watch