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Two Navy helicopters to join search ops to trace those missing in AP boat tragedy

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Two Navy helicopters from Indian Naval Station Dega will join the search operation to trace those missing in a boat accident in Godavari river in Andhra Pradesh which claimed eight lives, the Navy said on Sunday.

A private boat carrying around 60 tourists capsized in the swollen river, leaving eight people dead and 25 others missing.

"Based on request from state administration #IndianNavy Dornier along with IN diving team, Gemini boat and associated equipment deployed from #NavalAirStation, #INSDega to join #SearchOperation for missing personnel from capsized tourist boat in #GodavariRiver #Devipatnam," the Navy tweeted.

"Additionally, with first light on Monday morning, two #IndianNavy helicopters from #INSDega will join #GodavariRiver #Devipatnam #SearchOperations along with @NDRFHQ , #SDRF & civil authorities," it said.

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First Published: Sun, September 15 2019. 23:40 IST
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