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Several feared drowned as boat capsizes in AP

Press Trust of India  |  Amaravati(AP) 

Several persons were feared drowned when a boat capsized in river in East district today.

personnel have been pressed into service to trace the missing persons, sources here said.

The number of passengers in the boat at the time of the accident was also not clear even as reports said at least 10 persons swam to safety.

N Chandrababu Naidu and Deputy Chief Minister (Home) N China spoke to East district officials over phone and enquired about the incident.

The directed the to deploy special teams to rescue the victims, a release here said.

Strong wind was said to have caused the mishap, an said over phone from Rajamahendravaram.

The ill-fated boat was on its way to Rajamahendravaram from Kondamodalu when tragedy struck.

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First Published: Tue, May 15 2018. 20:20 IST