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11 Pilgrims Drown, 3 Missing after Boat Capsizes in Rajasthan; PM Modi Express Grief, CM Announces Rs 1 Lakh Ex Gratia for Kin

Rajasthan Boat Collapse. (Image: ANI)

Around 45 passengers on the boat had been on their technique to a temple when the incident occurred. Local villagers responded to the incident earlier than the Disaster Response Force and the State Disaster Response Force reached the location.

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  • Last Updated: September 16, 2020, 8:33 PM IST

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At least 11 pilgrims have died and three are reported lacking after a ship capsized in Chambal river in Rajasthan’s Kota district on Wednesday. Officials have rescued 20 individuals as per newest reviews.

Around 45 passengers on the boat had been on their technique to a temple when the incident occurred. Local villagers responded to the incident earlier than the Disaster Response Force and the State Disaster Response Force reached the location.






Krishan Kumar, NDRF spokesperson, had stated 22 pilgrims had been rescued within the morning and search was persevering with for one more 10 individuals nonetheless unaccounted for. “Three bodies have been recovered. The rescue operation is underway,” Ramavtar Barnala, SDM (Etawah), Kota was quoted as saying.

The demise toll rose to 11 as per newest reviews.

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot expressed anguish on the demise of the devotees and instructed officers to assist the affected households. “Talked to Kota administration and got information about the incident. Along with quick relief and rescue, instructions have been given to find the missing people soon. Local police and administration are present at the scene. Instructed the affected families for help from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.” he stated in a Tweet in Hindi.

He later introduced an ex-gratia of Rs 1 Lakh every to the members of the family of the deceased.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief over the incident. “Anguished by the capsizing of a boat in Kota, Rajasthan. My thoughts are with those who have lost their near and dear ones.”

The incident occurred a yr after 12 individuals drowned when a sightseeing boat capsised on the swollen Godavari River in Andhra Pradesh. In May 2018, 30 individuals had been killed when an identical boat carrying locals capsised in the identical area.


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