Eleven feared dead after boat capsizes in Maharastra’s Varada river


Another boat tragedy has claimed lives, this time in Maharashtra's Amravati district. On Tuesday, a boat capsized in Maharashtra's Amravati district's Varada river. It is believed that 11 people drowned as a result of the accident. On the boat were four minors, three of whom were girls, and four women.

Amravati (rural) superintendent of police Hari Balaji told, “11 persons are feared dead in a boat capsize this morning in the backwaters of Upper Wardha dam. Three bodies have so far been recovered. We are searching for the eight missing.”

Balaji said, “all belonged to related families from Tarasawangi, Gadegaon and Tivsaghat villages on Amravati-Nagpur border. They were on some sort of excursion.”

The incident took place around 10.30 am at Hatrana village, under the jurisdiction of Benoda police station, where a boat carrying 11 people from three families capsized. While three bodies have been recovered so far, the search is underway for the others.