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Krishna river boat tragedy: Death toll rises to 16, ex-gratia announced


Krishna river boat tragedy: Death toll rises to 16, ex-gratia announced

Krishna/Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh), Nov 13 (ANI): In a tragic incident, at least 16 persons died after a boat capsized in Krishna River at Ibrahimpatnam near Vijayawada on Sunday. The rescued persons have been admitted to Government General Hospital.

Over 38 people including the boat driver were in the boat at the time of the incident. The incident took place when people on the boat were heading to Krishna Haarati programme at the Pavitra Sangam on the last Sunday of the auspicious month of Karthika.

Most of the passengers were said to be members of the Ongole Walkers Club. The state government announced an ex-gratia of Rs five lakhs to the families of the bereaved.

The incident took place when people on the boat were heading to witness Krishna Haarati programme at the Pavitra Sangam. The state government announced an ex-gratia of Rs five lakhs to the families of the bereaved.

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