19 People die in the Krishna River boat capsizing
Posted November 13, 2017 at 16:57
19 people have reportedly died in a boat capsizing incident that took place yesterday evening in Ongole; Prakasham district. This incident clearly illustrates the repercussions of greed and failed security measure. A boat carrying 38 people capsized after hitting a small mound in the Krishna River.
The boat was carrying members from Walkers Club Association who belonged to Nellore. The mishap took place when it had hit a small mound in the river. After the boat hit the mound, it lost its control and capsized due to the brute force of waters at the conjunction of Krishna and Godavari Rivers. Unable to control, and with everyone coming to one side of the boat, the boat capsized.
The local fisherman nearby managed to save few lives. With most of the people being in their early 50’s, it became very difficult for them to be afloat until the rescue operations were underway.
Post the accident, shocking truths have come out. The boat that capsized was having a capacity of 18-20 people. It doesn’t even any authorization to conduct any tourist activities and there were no trails performed by the boat’s management before this trip. Even life jackets were not on the boat, said few locals. This is clearly a clear negligence on the behalf of the government right from the central to the corporation level.