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Seven arrested in Krishna river boat tragedy

Seven directors of a river boating and adventure company were arrested by Vijayawada Police on Thursday in connection with Andhra Pradesh boat capsize incident.

Published: 16th November 2017 11:31 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th November 2017 11:32 PM   |  A+A-

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By ANI

KRISHNA: Seven directors of a river boating and adventure company were arrested by Vijayawada Police on Thursday in connection with Andhra Pradesh boat capsize incident.

The death toll in the boat capsize incident, which took place on November 12, has risen to 21.

As many as 41 people, including the boat driver, were onboard at the time of the incident.

The boat that capsized at Krishna River in Ibrahimpatnam mandal, Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh, was reportedly a private one.

The bodies that were fished out from the river were handed over to the victims' families after postmortem.

A survivour in the incident had alleged that the boat operator was trying to let in more passengers, which made the boat overloaded.

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