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Boat tragedy update: three people arrested including boat owner

Boat tragedy update: three people arrested including boat owner
Boat tragedy update: three people arrested including boat owner
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After almost a week, police arrested three people in connection with the tragic boat accident, police refused to divulge any details regarding the arrests.

The police arrested three people in Andhra boat tragedy that happened on last Sunday, the arrests which were made on Friday, includes the boat owner Venkata ramana and two women prabha Vati and achy than mani. On Friday one more body of a woman named Aruna from Vishakhapatnam was retrieved, taking the toll to 34.

State agriculture minister said boat carried 77 passengers in all out of which 26 survived the accident. He further added that, 16 more people are missing, 9 from TS and remaining from Andhra, meanwhile search operations team suspended the operations for the boat, owing to rising water level of godavari river, and also they were awaiting report from experts in mumbai to retrieve the boat, which apparently is sunk 210 feet deep in water.

The boat named royal vashishta punnami was in the middle of the journey when it met with the accident in the afternoon, apparently, it collided with a huge rock reroute to famous tourist spot Papikonda.


Boat tragedy update: three people arrested including boat owner
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