No fewer than 14 people drowned on Friday
evening while four others went missing after
their boat capsized in a stream in
Anantapuramu district of Andhra Pradesh in
India, the police said on Saturday
They were said to have gone for a joy ride
in a fishing boat the after attending a
function in the village.
According to a police official, all the victims
were closely related and many of them
belonged to one family.
Confirming the sad incident, Health Minister
Kamineni Srinivas said: ‘More than ten
bodies were fished out from the stream and
were being shifted to the government
hospital in Guntakal for post-mortem.’
According to him, at least six of the victims
were said to be children and over five
However, Police preliminary investigation
discloses that the tragedy could have been
caused by overcrowding.