PM Narendra Modi Expresses Grief At 'Traumatic' Boat Capsize In Godavari

Modi posted another tweet in Telugu, calling the incident "traumatic".

Andhra Pradesh Boat Capsize: PM Narendra Modi Expresses Grief At 'Traumatic' Boat Capsize In Godavari
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday expressed his grief over the boat accident in Andhra Pradesh's East Godavari district, killing at least 12 people while many were missing. (PTI)
By: ABP News Bureau
Updated: 15 Sep 2019 07:18 PM
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday expressed his grief over the boat accident in Andhra Pradesh's East Godavari district, killing at least 12 people while many were missing. "Extremely pained by the capsizing of a boat in Andhra Pradesh's East Godavari. My thoughts are with the bereaved families. Rescue operations are currently underway at the site of the tragedy," he said in a tweet. Modi posted another tweet in Telugu, calling the incident "traumatic".

At least 12 persons were killed and many others were missing as a boat with about 60 tourists capsized in the Godavari on Sunday, officials said. The accident occurred in Papikonda area. Locals rescued 24 people while a search was on for others on the boat belonging to the state Tourism Department.



Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy has spoken with the officials within minutes after the news of capsizing of the boat broke. He has ordered them to take up rescue operations immediately. State Chief Secretary L V Subrahmanyam has spoken to East Godavari District Collector Muralidhar Reddy and enquired about the incident.

Watch | 12 die after boat carrying 61 people capsized in Godavari



Reddy has also announced 10 lakh exgratia to the families of deceased and has ordered an enquiry into the matter.

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