A Boat tragedy occurred in East Godavari district in the Godavari river and it is reported that 50 were drowned and 20 of them reached to the shore by swimming on their own. Now according to official sources, 30 are missing.
Earlier a boat tragedy occurred where 21 died and it was a tourism boat. Even during Pushkarams, more than 25 people died.
CM Chandrababu Naidu was an ariel tour on Godavari and was supervising the rescue operations.
Jagan the LOP squarely blamed the Naidu government for this tragedy. He said that the Government was allowing the overloading of passengers in the boat and that tragedy occurred as the issue went unchecked.
If the boats were checked properly and that the overloading was checked the tragedy would not have occurred he opined.
He said that the Chief Minister should take the responsibility for the tragedy and loss of human lives. The expert divers and NDRF were pressed into service. The boat was brought to the shore and 4 dead bodies were recovered.