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3 killed, 20 missing in Andhra boat accident

IANS  |  Vijayawada 

At least three persons were killed and 20 others missing as a tourist boat capsized in Krishna river near this city in Andhra Pradesh's Krishna district on Sunday, officials said.

The incident occurred at Ibrahimpatnam Ferry Ghat. There were 38 tourists on boat belonging to a private operator. Locals rescued 15 people.

National Disaster Response Force personnel were pressed into service to launch rescue operations, but these were hampered with the sunset.

Three bodies were recovered from the river while search was on for others.

--IANS

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First Published: Sun, November 12 2017. 19:20 IST
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