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India Ferry Capsizes in Strong Winds, 40 Reported Missing
Published: May 15, 2018
(AP Photo/Channi Anand)
At least 40 people went missing after a river ferry capsized in strong winds in rural southwestern India, officials said.
Andhra Pradesh Home Minister N. Chinarajappa says 20 people managed to swim to safety after the ferry flipped over Tuesday evening on the Godavari River but others, including people traveling to a wedding, were still missing.
Local fishermen rushed to rescue survivors, and officials deployed police and a team from the National Disasters Relief Force to the scene. But the search was slowed by poor communications in the area and the fall of darkness.
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