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Boat capsizes

Boat capsizes

Twelve people died and at least 20 others were missing and feared drowned yesterday after an overcrowded boat jammed with Hindu pilgrims capsized in a river in southern India, police said. The accident occurred as the boat was crossing the Godavari River in Andhra Pradesh state, police superintendent Madhava Chary told reporter from West Godavari district, 500km from state capital Hyderabad.
About 50 passengers were on the boat, which capsized early in the morning and had the capacity to carry 35 passengers, police said. "We have retrieved 12 bodies so far, including five women and four children. Another 20 to 25 people are still missing," Chary said, adding some of the passengers were able to swim to safety.


Updated : 2021-06-18 14:35 GMT+08:00