Ongole: In an incident of double tragedy, an old woman died after seeing the dead body of her daughter who was killed in the Sunday’s boat capsize accident that took place in the Krishna river. The bodies of 16 deceased were shifted to Ongole town after post-mortem on Monday morning. All the victims of the boat accident belong to Ongole Walkers Club who went on a picnic to Bhavani Island and Pavitra Sangamam. While 17 of them died after the boat overturned due to overload, 21 survived.
Leelavathi of Mangamur road was among the dead. A widow, she was staying with her mother Lakshmikantham with her daughter. As the dead body arrived at her house, the old woman who was emotionally disturbed ever since the news broke out yesterday collapsed on seeing the daughter’s body on Monday morning. She cried uncontrollably for a while before breathing her last in few minutes. She is believed to have died due to heart failure.
Leelavathi’s daughter who is studying in Vijayawada became an orphan with the death of both mother and grandmother.