Several individuals drowned after a ship capsized within the Krishna River close to Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh.
A ship overloaded with vacationers capsized within the Krishna River in Andhra Pradesh on Sunday night, ensuing within the demise of at the least 16 individuals, the police stated. The accident befell close to Vijaywada, 275 km from Hyderabad, at 5.45 pm.
There had been 38 individuals had been on the boat, information company PTI reported, which belonged to a non-public tourism firm. The incident befell when the boat set off for Pavitra Sangamam at Ferry village close to Vijayawada from Bhavani Island, the police stated. Fifteen individuals had been rescued by native fishermen.Police stated the boat didn’t have a licence to function. One of the rescued individuals stated there have been no life jackets on board. The boatman, who’s among the many survivors, stated no life jackets are wanted on this stretch.
Two groups of the National Disaster Response Force, every with 30 members, had been referred to as into service to seek for the survivors, a senior police officer stated. A 45-members group from the State Disaster Relief Forces and the fireplace service groups had been additionally at work.
The NDRF was referred to as in to badist with the rescue efforts in Andhra Pradesh.
“The boat was overloaded with 38 people and most of them were not provided life jackets. It capsized near a curve as it approached the Pavitra Sangamam point and most of the people were trapped underneath and were killed,” an Assistant Commissioner of Police stated.
Most of the pbadengers had been stated to be members of the Ongole Walkers Club in Prakasam district whereas some had been from Nellore who had been on a go to to Vijayawada.
Deputy Chief Minister N Chinarajappa arrived on the spot to supervise the rescue operations and introduced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh every for the households of these killed.
Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu, chief of opposition YS Jaganmohan Reddy and different leaders have expressed grief over the tragedy.
Tourism Minister Bhuma Akhila Priya ordered an inquiry into the incident and directed her division officers to search out out whether or not the boat operator had requisite permissions.
(With inputs from PTI)