Godavari boat tragedy: 40 feared dead, rescue operation underway

At least 40 people, mostly tribals feared drowned in Godavari river when a boat capsized on Tuesday evening in Andhra Pradesh’s East Godavari district.

 

The incident took place when the boat was carrying 60 passengers and on its way from Kondamodalu tribal hamlet. The boat overturned near Mantoor village of Devipatnam.

 

Nearly 20 passengers swam to the riverbank and all others feared drowned.

 

Search operation is underway. Further details are still awaited.

 

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