Krishna boat capsise: 17 bodies recovered so far

ANI | Updated: Nov 13, 2017 08:29 IST

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)