12 dead, 35 missing in boat accident on southern India river

The accident occurred near Kachuluru village in East Godavari district, 380 kilometers (236 miles) east of the state’s capital, Hyderabad. (File/AFP)
Updated 15 September 2019

12 dead, 35 missing in boat accident on southern India river

  • A search operation is underway to try to find the missing people
  • Sucharita says 14 people who were wearing life jackets were rescued by local fishermen

HYDERABAD, India: An official says a sightseeing boat has capsized on a swollen river in southern India, killing 12 people and leaving 35 others missing.

Andra Pradesh state’s home minister, M. Sucharita, says there were 61 people — 50 passengers and 11 crew members, all of them Indian nationals — on board the boat when it capsized on the Godavari river on Sunday.

A search operation is underway to try to find the missing people. Sucharita says 14 people who were wearing life jackets were rescued by local fishermen.

The accident occurred near Kachuluru village in East Godavari district, 380 kilometers (236 miles) east of the state’s capital, Hyderabad. The boat was heading from Singanapalli to Papikondalu, a famous tourist spot.


Climate-change protesters disrupt London rail services

Updated 17 October 2019

Climate-change protesters disrupt London rail services

  • The videos show commuters dragging activists off the tops of trains

LONDON: Climate change activists disrupted rail services in the east of London on Thursday, with pictures on social media showing protesters sat on trains during the morning commute.
British Transport Police said they had responded to incidents at Shadwell, Stratford and Canning Town, near to London’s Canary Wharf financial district.
“Arrests have already been made and officers are working to quickly resume services,” the police said in a statement.