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    A tourist boat overturned in Owk reservoir in Nandyal district, Andhra Pradesh on May 14. Fourteen members of a family were onboard, but eleven were rescued. Noor Jahan and Asia, two family members, died while Sajida went missing. The boat driver tried to take it back to the jetty when water entered the boat, but it overturned. Everyone held onto the boat until police rescued them. Divers are searching for the missing woman. The state tourism department said the boat owner failed to renew its license and that they did not operate it.

    In September 2019, a private tourist boat named Royal Vasishta capsized in the Godavari river, killing fifty-one people. The boat owner and operator were arrested for operating the vessel despite a ban due to floods.

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