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Maharashtra: Six people, including woman and children, drown as boat overturns in dam backwaters in Pune

The boat was carrying seven people when it overturned due to strong winds and rain in Pune. NDRF launched a search operation.

Edited By: Ashesh Mallick @asheshmallick07 Pune Updated on: May 22, 2024 11:34 IST
Visual of search operation
Image Source : PTI Visual of search operation

Six people, including two children, drowned as their boat capsized in the Ujani dam backwaters in Maharashtra's Pune district, the officials said on Wednesday (May 22). The incident occurred on Tuesday evening after heavy rains and strong winds blew across the city, they added. According to Indapur tehsildar Shrikant Patil, among the deceased were three men, a woman and two children.

The boat service operates between Kalashi and Bhugav villages, he said.

The boat carrying seven persons overturned following strong winds and rains on Tuesday evening, he added.

An officer of the assistant police inspector-rank, who was among the seven persons on the boat, swam to safety, the official said.

A search operation was underway with the help of the NDRF and local administration, he said.

(With PTI inputs)

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