Godavari boat capsize: Navy intensifies search ops to trace missing people

The has intensified to trace the six people who went missing after a boat capsized in Andhra Pradesh's district.</a>

The missing persons include five girls and a woman.

According to State Disaster Management Authority, 26 passengers have been rescued so far.

A team comprising of 30 members from the began a at the accident spot using boats and high-powered lamps. In addition to this, Navy also dispatched a diving team to augment search and rescue operations.

An Additional diving team was also dispatched to by a second Dornier aircraft to further intensify

One naval helicopter UH3H has been positioned at Airport this morning and will be joining once the weather clears up in the At present, the are being affected due to inclement weather at the incident area.

Meanwhile, Telugu Desam Party's spokesperson </a> called the incident "unfortunate" and promised action against the boat operator .

Six people went missing after a boat, which was travelling from Talarivaripalem to Pashuvulanka, capsized in the district </a>of Andhra Pradesh, on Saturday.

The boat, which was carrying around 32 people, rammed into a pillar of an under construction bridge.

26 people are safe, out of which two have been hospitalised, while six people are reportedly missing.

The boat was carrying mostly students, under the age of 15.

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