Hyderabad, September 15: In a sad incident, a tourist boat on Sunday capsized in Godavari river in Devipatnam of Andhra Pradesh. As per the initial report, 61 people were on-board at the time of the incident. Though no casualty has been reported as of yet, rescue operations have already begun.
According to the details pouring in, the boat capsized when it was taking the tourists from the Gandipochamma temple on the banks of the river to the scenic Papikondalu hills for sightseeing. Soon after the incident, several people were reported missing. Bhopal Boat Tragedy: 11 Dead; Kamal Nath Increases Compensation to Rs 11 Lakh For Families of Victims After Boat Capsized at Khatlapura Ghat.
Here's the initial detail of report:
Andhra Pradesh: Tourist boat capsizes in Godavari river in Devipatnam, East Godavari district. 61 people were on-board at the time of incident, no casualties reported so far. Two National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams of 30 members each, sent for rescue operations.
— ANI (@ANI) September 15, 2019
Following the report, the district administration took steps for the rescue of missing people and sent two National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams of 30 members each to the site. Other emergency services were too rushed in to find the missing people.