Andhra Pradesh: 12 Drown As Boat Tips Over In River, Several Missing

Andhra Pradesh: 12 Drown As Boat Tips Over In River, Several Missing

New Delhi: Twelve people have died and several are missing after a tourist boat overturned in the Godavari River in the East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh on Sunday afternoon. There were 63 people on board the boat and 17 have been rescued, authorities said.

Helicopters of the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) are helping with the rescue. The National Disaster Response Force or NDRF has been called in.

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The Godavari River has swelled in the past few days with over 5 lakh cusecs of floodwater flowing on Sunday afternoon when the incident took place.
The boat started off for the picturesque Papikondalu, a prime tourist destination, from Gandi Pochamma Temple near Devipatnam and it capsized near Kachhuluru. 

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