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Eleven dead after boat capsizes in Bhopal during Ganesh Visarjan

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Eleven dead after boat capsizes in Bhopal during Ganesh Visarjan
13 September, 2019
In a tragic incident, Eleven people lost their lives after the boat in which they were travelling capsized during immersion of Ganesh idols at Bhopal’s Khatlapura Ghat during early morning hours on Friday. 

According to early reports, there were 19 people on the boat. Out of these, five persons have been rescued. None of the people on the boat wore life jackets.

The ghastly mishap occurred at around 4.30 on Friday morning when a boat carrying a group of 16 people for Ganesh immersion capsized at Khatlapura Ghat.

"Five people have been rescued out of 16 and we have recovered 11 bodies till now. A search operation is underway and we are trying to rescue other people as well. According to the locals, only these many people had drowned here, but we are still searching in case we find some other people," Akhil Patel, Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) said.

Madhya Pradesh minister PC Sharma has announced Rs 4 lakh compensation to the kin of those killed.

"The incident is really unfortunate. A compensation of Rs 4 lakh has been announced for the families of the deceased by the District Collector. An investigation will be done", the minister said.

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