In a heartbreaking incident, the mother of a young woman, who was one of the victims of the Boat Accident that occurred near Vijayawada yesterday, died after seeing her daughter’s dead body.

An elderly woman named Lakshmikantham couldn’t control herself after seeing the dead body of her young daughter, Leelavathi, and reportedly died on the spot. Police reports said that her emotional outburst could have given her a heart attack, causing her to die on the spot.

Meanwhile, the number of victims reached to 18, and the search operations are in progress to trace out the four missing people.

The boat was proceeding from Bhavani Islands to Pavithra Sanghamam on Sunday evening. 35 people boarded the boat which has the capacity of only 15 people. Preliminary investigation says boat turned upside down due to overload. Majority of the victims hail from Prakasham district.