At least 16 dead as overloaded boat capsizes in India

16 drown 7 missing as boat capsizes in Krishna river

The administration was investigating what exactly caused the incident, but the initial probe found that the private boat operator did not have the necessary permission to ferry people, Lakshmikantham said.

Rajappa also announced an ex gratia of Rs 8 lakh to each of the families of the deceased. Several teams of National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) were rushed to the spot to rescue people.

As the boat was approaching the ferry point at around 5.45 pm, it suddenly overturned, apparently due to overloading as there were 38 passengers as against its capacity of 24. Efforts were on to find the remaining seven passengers, the police said, adding that none of the passengers was wearing life jacket.

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Most of the passengers were said to be members of the Ongole Walkers Club in Prakasam district while some were from Nellore who were on a visit to Vijayawada. The boat was owned by private agency, Simple Water Sports. As many as 15 people were either rescued by local fishermen or swam to safety.

The state's tourism minister ordered an inquiry into the incident while Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu expressed his condolences on Twitter. Bad light is believed to have hampered rescue operations.

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