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Forty years ago, October 24, 1980: Boat mishap

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister T Anjaiah, who returned here from a tour of the flood-ravaged Srikakulam district, ordered an enquiry into the tragedy by the collector of West Godavari.

By: Express News Service | October 24, 2020 1:00:46 am
The Indian Express, October 24, 1980, forty years ago.

About 100 persons were feared drowned in the Yenamaduru drain in West Godavari when a launch, carrying about 150 persons, capsized in the drain this morning. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister T Anjaiah, who returned here from a tour of the flood-ravaged Srikakulam district, ordered an enquiry into the tragedy by the collector of West Godavari. He also announced an ex-gratia of Rs 1,000 to be paid to each of the bereaved families. He told newsmen on arrival that the rescue operations were in full swing. Senior revenue and police officials have immediately rushed to the spot and are directing the operations.

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