Krishna boat capsise: 17 bodies recovered so far

ANI | Updated: Nov 13, 2017 10:31 IST

Krishna boat capsise: 17 bodies recovered so far .

Krishna (Andhra Pradesh) [India], November 13 (ANI): One more body was recovered from the site of a boat capsise in Andhra Pradesh on Monday, raising the death toll to 17 .

Yesterday, a boat full of tourists capsised in the Krishna River in Ibrahimpatnam mandal, Krishna district ofAndhra Pradesh . A total of 16 bodies were recovered after the tragic incident .

As many as 41 people including the boat driver were in the boat at the time of the incident . 32 of the victims belong to the Ongole town .

The incident took place when the boat was about to reach its destination . A survivour in the incident also alleged that the boat operator was trying for ferry more passengers and that it was overloaded .

The state government has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh to the families of the deceased .

Meanwhile, the search operation is underway, and more bodies are expected to be recovered . (ANI)