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More than two dozen feared killed in Andhra boat capsize; rescue efforts on

Rescue workers were trying to break open the windows to pull out the bodies, it was informed

With a boat capsized in Andhra Pradesh, the rescue operations have been launched in the Godavari river as close to 30 people are feared drowned.

It is said that the personnel from the Indian Navy traced the launch to be lying at a depth of 60 feet.

Rescue workers were trying to break open the windows to pull out the bodies, it was informed.

Administration meanwhile has pressed into action the teams from the Navy, state disaster management department and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel were engaged in the rescue operations.

The rescue efforts were also mobilizing heavy cranes near the shores to retrieve the launch that capsized on Tuesday.

The rescue work, which was halted late on Tuesday due to bad weather, resumed early on Wednesday.

The incident occurred near Manturu in Devipatnam block of East Godavari district around 5 p.m.

At the time, as per estimates, there were about 50 people on the boat.

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