One dead, 7 missing as country boats capsize in a river in Andhra Pradesh

IANS
VISAKHAPATNAM Published: May 25, 2021, 11:40 AM(IST)

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The victims were tribal migrant workers returning to their village Konduguda in Odisha from Hyderabad.

A child died and seven others belonging to Odisha went missing in the Sileru river here when two country boats they were travelling in capsized early on Tuesday.

However, three people swam to safety, police sources said here.

The victims were tribal migrant workers returning to their village Konduguda in Odisha from Hyderabad.

In all, some 35 people started in five country boats in the Sileru river.

Some of them safely reached their destination.

They chose the river route given the ongoing Covid curfew in the state.

A search operation has been launched to trace the victims.

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