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11 dead as boat capsizes during Ganesh idol immersion in Bhopal | india news

At least 11 persons drowned as a boat capsized in lower lake in Bhopal during Ganesh idol immersion early Friday morning.

According to police, at least 19 persons from Piplani area in Bhopal had set out in two boats at around 5 am to immerse a huge Ganesh idol with the help of a crane at Khatlapura ghat.

Eleven bodies have been recovered while six people have been rescued so far, police said. A search operation is underway.

Deputy inspector general of police, Bhopal Irshad Wali confirmed the death of 11 persons.

Public relations minister PC Sharma has ordered a high-level inquiry into the matter.

He said it needs to be inquired as to how so many people were allowed to carry the idol in the boats.

District collector, Bhopal, Tarun Kumar Pithode announced a compensation of Rs 4 lakh for the next of kin of the deceased.

Terming it unfortunate, Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the incident. He said that those found guilty will be punished.

First Published:
Sep 13, 2019 07:53 IST

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