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Launch capsize : AP CM directs officials to expedite rescue works
Andhra Pradesh

Launch capsize : AP CM directs officials to expedite rescue works

Agency News

Amaravati, Sep 15 : Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy enquired about the Launch capsize incident in river Godavari between Manturu and Kachhuluru, with East Godavari District Collector and other Officials here on Sunday.

Mr Reddy directed them to carry out the rescue operations on a war-footing and asked them to use the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams, besides pressing into service Navy and ONGC helicopters. The Chief Minister also ordered all the available Ministers in the district to go and supervise the rescue operations at the site.
He directed the officials to suspend all boating services immediately in the region and to examine the boats about their viability of transportation. The Chief Minister also ordered the officials to check the licence of the boats and adequate training was given to the staff or not. He also asked the officials to verify if the boats are following precautionary measures or not.

Mr Reddy sought a complete report on the incident and asked to release the safety guidelines prepared by an expert committee. (UNI)