10 killed, 20 missing as boat capsizes in Andhra Pradesh: India
Reports from Godavari district of Andhraprades, southern state of india, says that atleast 10 people died and more than 20 are missing as the boat capsized in the Godavari district.
People were going to Antrvedi temple on other bank of the river. Reports says that there were 70 people on the boat. Official are saying that local people saved few lives and rescue operation is in full swing.
At least 10 people were killed and 20 were missing Saturday after an overcrowded boat capsized in Godavari river in Andhra Pradesh.
A police officer said 10 bodies were recovered so far while a search was on for the missing people. The boat was carrying 70 people, mostly pilgrims. Local people rescued 40 passengers.
The incident took place at Upputeru in Narsapuram mandal of West Godavari district, near the mouth of the river. The pilgrims were going to Lakshmi Narasimha Swami temple, also known as Antarvedi temple, in East Godavari district on the other side of the river.
The police officer said the boat was carrying more people than its capacity, which led to the mishap.