6 missing as boat capsizes in Godavari; 22 rescued

Two college students are reported to receive died while six others are lacking after a rustic boat carrying 30 folk, largely college students, capsized in the Godavari at Pasuvula Lanka in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh on Saturday. Twenty-two folk receive been rescued.
The boat used to be en route to Saladivari Palem from Pasuvula Lanka when the accident took place spherical 5 p.m. Before all the pieces, 40 folk receive been thought to receive been on the boat, which sank after hitting the pillar of a bridge below constructing amid swirling waters of the river. Teams of the Yell and the Nationwide Effort Response Forces and naval divers from Visakhapatnam are buying for the suitable seven who jumped into the waters.
Most of these on the boat receive been college and college college students returning to their villages. The younger folk had participated in a force to plant saplings on their college premises at Pasuvula Lanka . Your total college students receive been residents of Saladivaripalem and Serilanka island villages, with boats being the finest mode of transport to college. A bridge to the mainland has been below constructing for the closing six years.
Despite the indisputable truth that it used to be a pubic holiday for colleges the college students receive been asked to accept as true with share in the Vana Mahotsavam launched by the Yell authorities.
Officials in the True-Time Governance Centre on the Secretariat stated six schoolchildren — Kondepudi Ramya, Polisetti Veera Maneesh, Polisetti Anusha, Sirikoti Priya, Polisetti Suchitra and Sunkara Sreeja — are believed to receive drowned. The authorities departments eager had been alerted to be in search of the lacking folk.
Some college students in the boat climbed the contaminated of the below-constructing pier and saved themselves. Fishermen and native villagers moreover bridge constructing workers rescued about 20 folk.
In step with a launch from the Chief Ministers Place of job, rescue operation is underway below the supervision of East Godavari district Collector Kartikeya Misra and Superintendent of Police Vishal Gunni.
(With PTI inputs)