Bhopal: Boat capsizes during Ganesh immersion, 11 dead


In a freak accident, at least 11 people drowned when a boat capsized during Ganesh immersion on the Khatlapura ghat in Bhopal on Friday morning. Officials said that 5 people were rescued. The incident happened around 4:30 am on Friday. Professional swimmers and State Disaster Relief Force personnel were deployed in the rescue operation. Chief minister Kamal Nath has ordered a magisterial probe into the mishap and has announced a compensation of ₹4 lakh to the families of the dead.

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