WORLD Boat capsized in eastern India: 14 dead

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Boat capsized in eastern India: 14 dead

By Yuan Jirong | People's Daily app

23:48, November 12, 2017

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New Delhi (People’s Daily) - At least 14 people died after a boat capsized in Krishna river in Vijaywada in Andhra Pradesh, India on November 12, the Financial Express reported. 

Local fishermen rescued at least 15 people. And on-the-spot rescue team is still searching the missing. 

The accident occurred at around 5:45 pm when the boat was on the way from Pravitra Sangamam, Ferry village to Punnami Ghat, Bhavanipuram. A police official said that the boat capsized because it has exceeded its maximum loading capacity of 38 passengers. 

All the people in the boat were in the business of cattle-rearing. They crossed the river routinely to collect fodder. 

The event occurred just one week after two similar accidents in Vaishali and Samastipur districts Bihar, causing 12 people to die, the Today India reported.

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