New Delhi: At least 10 people are feared dead and 16 rescued after a boat sent to rescue them from a flooded area in Maharashtra’s Palus block of Sangli district overturned on Thursday.Also Read - Eid Milad-un-Nabi 2021: Mumbai Police Issues SOPs For Eid-e-Milad, All Processions Except 1 Prohibited. Full Guidelines

“Nine bodies have been recovered so far. Around 14 to 15 people, who fell from the boat after it overturned, swam to safety,” PTI quoted Pune divisional commissioner Deepak Mhaisekar. Also Read - Maharashtra Lockdown: Total Shutdown Imposed in 21 Villages, Only Essential Services Allowed

As many as 27 to 30 people are reported to have been in the boat when it capsized. A search operation is underway to rescue others. Also Read - Mumbai Reports Zero Covid-19 Deaths for First Time In 20 Months, Civic Chief Calls it 'Great News'

It was not immediately clear whether the ill-fated boat was overloaded and belonged to any of the official rescue agencies or a private party engaged in rescue operations in the flood-hit Sangli.

More details awaited.