Body of boat capsize victim taken to her home in Tiruptai

Tirupati , Sept 18 : The body of a girl who died in the Godavari boat tragedy was received at her home by her wailing mother and other relatives and friends who collected at the residence.

Heart-rending scenes were witnessed as the vehicle carrying her body arrived at her home and the grieving mother was inconsolably crying.

12-year-old Hasini died in the boat capsize incident on river Godavari on September 15. Her final rites will be held at Tirupati.

Hasini and her family went to river Godavari for immersion of the ashes of her grandfather. After that they went on a boat ride on river Godavari. In the mishap, she and her father, Subrahmanyam.

On September 15, a tourist boat carrying 61 people on board capsized in the Godavari river. It is believed that the accident took place due to overloading of the boat.

Twenty-five people were confirmed dead in the Godavari riverboat capsize incident near Kacchuluru village.

State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) said that 26 people have survived the incident.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy has announced Rs 10 lakh ex-gratia for the bereaved families. He had also directed National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Navy and ONGC helicopters to carry out the rescue operations on war-footing.

(ANI | 8 months ago)

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Body of boat capsize victim taken to her home in Tiruptai