40 feared missing as boat Capsized in Godavari

boatAround 40 people are feared missing after a mortar boat capsized between Manturu East Godavari district Devipatanam Mandalam and Vodapalli near Kondrukota in West Godavari district.

Last night, about 55 passengers travelled in the boat with heavy rains and heavy winds and the boat drowned in the Godavari. Some of them boarded the shore and 40 people feared to miss.

Indian navy diving teams from ENC airlifted from Vizag to Rajahmundry by Naval Dornier aircraft at about 2300h last night for search & rescue (SAR) operations at Vodapalli, close to Polavaram where the boat has been reported to have capsized.

Chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu has directed the district authorities to take all necessary steps for the safety of the missing people.