Rough Sea Kills 9 Fishermen in Andhra Pradesh


Hyderabad: Seven fishermen from Pagadalapeta hamlet on Kakinada outskirts of Andhra Pradesh were drowned in the sea while returning to the shore on Tuesday. The total number of deaths of fishermen rose to nine on Tuesday with two other deaths reported on Monday.

The issue came to the light when 64-year-old Vadamuduru Kotaiah, the lone surviver of the boat that ventured into the sea with eight fishermen on its board, returned safely late on Monday.

As Kotaiah was in a semiconscious state, he was rushed to the Government General Hospital for medical treatment.