Naidu enquires boat capsized incident in Krishna river

naidu-boatAt least 19 tourists, including women, children, were killed as a boat capsized in Krishna river near this city in Andhra Pradesh’s Krishna district on Sunday.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu on Monday visited the site and inquired about the incident. Naidu also visited the injured who were brought to Andhra hospital in Vijayawada.

Naidu said, To prevent such incidents in future, the govt will constitute a committee with one IAS, one IPS and other officials to control and regulate boats. Naidu announced to pay an ex-gratia up to Rs 10 lakh to the kin of the victim.

Earlier PMO office tweeted “Capsizing of a boat in the Krishna River is anguishing. My thoughts are with the families of those who lost their lives in this tragedy. Andhra Pradesh Government and @NDRFHQ have been working on rescue operations: PM @narendramodi”