Godavari mishap: Media warned about possible threat just a day ago
With the negligence of the officials, many lives of the tourists were put into risk and of course, a dozen of the tourists lost their lives as of now. Media has cautioned the officials about the overflow of the Godavari river near Papikondalu and the officials of AP state government seems to have ignored as they failed to avert the major boat tragedy.
The officials even failed to react quickly after this tragic incident. Earlier, few media publications wrote that the boats are being ridden in dangerous rotes and there is an uneven flow in some parts of the river. The boat that was drowned was heading to Papikondalu from Gandi Pochamma Temple near Devipatnam which is nearer to the area that was warned by Media.
Andhrajyothy has written a news article on Sep 14 about the danger posed for boats en route to Papikondalu. With officials not acted in time and failed to take strong precautionary measures, a major tragedy struck were 12 precious lives lost and nearly 30 others missing. As prevention is always better than cure, lack of precautionary measures and negligence of officials is clearly visible.