India Andhra Pradesh: Boat capsizes in Krishna river, 14 dead

16:54  12 november  2017
16:54  12 november  2017 Source:   indiatoday.intoday.in

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A boat overloaded with tourists capsized in the Krishna River in Andhra Pradesh on Sunday evening, resulting in the death of at least 16 people, the police said. The accident took place near Vijaywada, 275 km from Hyderabad, at 5.45 pm.

Krishna ( Andhra Pradesh ) Nov.12 (ANI): At least 14 people have been killed after a boat capsized in Krishna river of Andhra Pradesh on Sunday. The incident took place at Ibahimpatnam mandal in Krishna district.

At least 14 people died after a boat capsized in Krishna river in Krishna district's Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh.

The boat, which was carrying around 30 people, capsized near the Ibrahim Patnam mandal area at around 5.30 pm. Teams of the National Disaster Relief Force are currently involved in search and rescue. News agency ANI tweeted out visuals of the incident before the death toll went up to 14:

For boat accident enquiry at Krishna river near Pravitrasangamam, please call Toll free number 1800450101. Earlier this year, thirteen people died after their boat capsized in Andhra Pradesh's Anantapur.

More details awaited.

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