AP boat tragedy: Search operations hampered by rain

Amaravati: Search operations for 24 missing people in the boat tragedy in Andhra Pradesh proved to be a daunting task following heavy rain and surging flood in River Godavari as the toll rose to 12 on Monday while the vessel was located at a depth of 300 feet.

A day after the boat on its way to the picturesque Papikondalu tourist spot overturned, officials put the toll at 12 with the recovery of four bodies, including that of an infant. Announcing confirmed figures, official sources said the boat was carrying 68 people, including nine crew.