They rescued 17 persons and fished out bodies of 21 persons along with NDRF, fire and police personnel. Fishermen Nadakurti Pitchaich and Kanna Siva Durga Rao were busy fishing in their boat at 5.30 pm when they heard a big splash in the water and saw a boat drowning. They immediately jumped into the water and swam towards it.
Krishna District Collector B. Lakshmi Kantam said 17 bodies recovered so far, trying to trace remaining missing persons. Govt has appointed a senior committee to inquire, police has also registered a case against 4-5 persons out of which one has been arrested
With the help of other fishermen, they brought some passengers out and helped them to reach the bank safely. They said the boat appeared to have hit a sandbar. The panic-stricken passengers tried to rush to one side, but the inexperienced driver failed to control and the boat overturned.
17 bodies recovered so far, trying to trace remaining missing persons. Govt has appointed a senior committee to inquire, police has also registered a case against 4-5 persons out of which one has been arrested: Krishna District Collector B. Lakshmi Kantam pic.twitter.com/HC3sqrV9tZ
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NDRF Deputy Commandant Santosh Kumar said Rescue operation has been continuing since yesterday with four of our teams, divers are also making efforts to trace missing people
Local fishermen and locals of Ibrahimpatnam jumped into the flowing waters of Krishna river and rescued the passengers from the tourist boat which capsized on Sunday
Capsizing of a boat in the Krishna River is anguishing. My thoughts are with the families of those who lost their lives in this tragedy. Andhra Pradesh Government and NDRF have been working on rescue operations, tweets Prime Minister Narendra Modi