Vijayawada: The death toll in the Vijayawada boat accident has risen to 17 with several others still missing. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday extended his condolences to the bereaved families.
At least 17 tourists, including nine women and two children, were killed as boat capsized in the Krishna river on Sunday. 15 people were rescued by local fishermen.
There were reportedly 41 tourists on the boat which was operated by a private tourism company and was returning from Bhavani Island to Pavitra Sangam. The boat overturned at Ibrahimpatnam Ferry Ghat.