In yet another tragic accident from East Godavari, a boat with 61 people onboard capsized near Kachuluru. As of now, it has been reported that at least 11 people have died and 24 passengers have been rescued so far by the NDRF teams and the Kachaluru villagers. Several passengers are missing. The drivers of the boat are feared to be dead. Some of the tourists on the boat swam to safety to the nearby village of Tutukunta.
The boat called Royal Vashishta, had 61 people on board with 11 crew members and 50 tourists. The area around Kachaluru Mandal in which the boat accident occurred, is known to be a steep region with several whirlpools. As the network in the region is poor, officials have now begun to set up communications to aid in the rescue efforts.
Following the accident, Andhra Pradesh state Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has announced that all boats operating along the Godavari River must be suspended.
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