New Delhi: Several people are feared drowned after a boat capsized in Rupnarayan in West Bengal’s East Midnapore district, on Monday. Also Read - Bhopal: 11 Dead After Boat Capsizes at Khatlapura Ghat During 'Ganpati Visarjan', Search Ops Underway
The incident comes nearly two weeks after scores were killed in Andhra Pradesh after a boat capsized in river Godavari, in East Godavari district. Before that, on September 13, 11 people died in Madhya Pradesh’s capital Bhopal when a boat capsized during ‘Ganpati Visarjan.’ Also Read - Andhra Pradesh Boat Capsize: Diving Team Sent Off to Help With Search And Rescue Operations in East Godavari
According to reports, at the time of Monday’s incident, 50-60 people were on board the boat. Personnel from the nearby Mahishadol and Tamluk police stations are carrying out rescue operations. Also Read - Andhra Pradesh: Two Hospitalised, Several Missing as Boat Carrying 40 People Capsizes in East Godavari; Search Operation Underway
So far, around 20-22 people have been rescued.
More inputs awaited.