Andhra youth killed in boat tragedy in Germany

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Vijayawada, July 10  A youth from Andhra Pradesh died in a boat tragedy in Germany, according to information reaching his family on Monday.

Mallikarjuna Rao (22) and another youth were killed when their boat capsized in a river in Essen city on Sunday.

The youth, hailing from Kattavari Palem village in Prakasam district, had gone to Germany about two months ago and was working as a mechanical engineer in a firm in Essen.

A group of six youth had gone for an outing on Sunday when the tragedy struck them. The family was informed by his friends that the boat capsized due to sudden rush of water.

Rao’s father Katta Ramanaiah, who is a ration dealer, received the shocking news early Monday. He has appealed to the state government to help in bringing the body home.

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