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AP Boat Tragedy: 13 Dead and 35 Missing:- A tourist boat Royal Vasishta got capsized in the Godavari river last afternoon and the incident left 13 dead. The tragedy took place in Devipatnam mandal, East Godavari district. Around 35 people are missing and the rescue operations are on. Sources informed that there are 80 members on board including the crew went the incident took place. It is still unclear if the trip was authorized by the officials or not. 24 tourists have been rescued in the incident and a massive search operation is on for the missing.
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The Navy deployed helicopters and NDRF, SDRF teams are conducting the rescue operations. Marine divers from Visakhapatnam are brought to find the missing. All the tourists were on a ride to Papikondalu. The boat was caught in a whirlpool in the vicinity of Kachuluru Manda village. The rescued have been sent to Rampachodavaram hospital for treatment. All the tour rides have been suspended after the tragedy.
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