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At least 16 killed, several missing in Andhra boat accident

Samarth Srivastava

Samarth SrivastavaBy Samarth Srivastava

Published on 12 Nov 2017 3:24 PM GMT

At least 14 killed, several missing in Andhra boat accident
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Vijayawada: At least 14 persons were killed and several went missing as a tourist boat capsized in Krishna river near this city in Andhra Pradesh's Krishna district on Sunday.

The incident occurred at Ibrahimpatnam Ferry Ghat. There were 38 tourists on boat belonging to a private operator. Locals rescued 15 people.

National Disaster Response Force personnel were pressed into service to launch rescue operations, but these were hampered with the sunset.

Three bodies were recovered from the river while search was on for others.

Samarth Srivastava

Samarth Srivastava

Employed as sub-editor at newstrack.com. A learner, who loves covering sports, entertainment and defence kind of stuff.

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