TRI Godavari A major boat accident occurred on Sunday in the Godavari river in Devipatnam of East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. A boat full of tourists drowned in the Godavari river.
There were 60 people on the boat. Out of this, 23 people have been saved safely. The bodies of seven people have been recovered. Teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and SDRF are engaged in relief and rescue work to find the remaining.
Chief Minister Jaganmohan Reddy has asked Minister Avanti Srinivas to reach the spot in the government. Expressing grief over the accident, Chief Minister Reddy has sought a report. Chief Minister Reddy has instructed the officers to carry out relief and rescue operations at war level.
The Chief Minister has also asked the officials to use ONGC and Navy helicopters in relief work. The Chief Minister has asked the officials to check the license of all boat operators along with stopping the operation of the boat with immediate effect.