Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday expressed his grief over the boat accident in Andhra Pradesh's East Godavari district, killing at least seven people while many were missing.
"Extremely pained by the capsizing of a boat in Andhra Pradesh's East Godavari.
My thoughts are with the bereaved families.
Rescue operations are currently underway at the site of the tragedy, " he said in a tweet.
Modi posted another tweet in Telugu, calling the incident "traumatic".
At least seven persons were killed and many others were missing as a boat with about 60 tourists capsized in the Godavari on Sunday, officials said.
The accident occurred in Papikonda area.
Locals rescued 24 people while a search was on for others on the boat belonging to the state Tourism Department.