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Many tourists refused to wear life jackets in Godavari boat tragedy

Many tourists refused to wear life jackets in Godavari boat tragedy
Many tourists refused to wear life jackets in Godavari boat tragedy
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Survivors of tragic Godavari boat incident has revealed that, most of the passengers declined to wear life Jackets in spite of repeated instructions from boat crew. Reason for refusing to wear life jackets was to enjoy the cultural show organized on board.

Lucky survivors of Godavari boat tragedy has said that, majority of passengers on boat were reluctant to wear life jackets issued by boat crew, they refused to do so, because they wanted to enjoy the cultural show organized on boat, later in middle of journey, the boat turned turtle killing as many as 13 passengers. Despite repeated warning and instruction from boat crew, many of them turned it to deaf ear, capacity of boat was 120, but they were only 60, boat crew provided every passenger a life jacket, but many of them threw it away to have perfect selfies, life jacket was hindering their photos.

The incident took place in afternoon, when the cultural activity was going on, due to humid weather, everyone was sweating excessively, that also made them to remove jackets. Many survivors from city has revealed about the incident as extremely horrible and dangerous.


Many tourists refused to wear life jackets in Godavari boat tragedy
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