Death toll in Rajasthan boat capsize stands at 11, PM Narendra Modi expresses grief over lack of lives


At least 11 individuals, together with ladies and kids, have been killed after a ship carrying over 30 devotees to a temple in Rajasthan’s Bundi district capsized within the Chambal river on Wednesday. Three persons are nonetheless lacking whereas 20 devotees have been rescued.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief over the deaths because of the boat capsize. Taking to micro-blogging web site Twitter, the PM mentioned, “Anguished by the capsizing of a boat in Kota, Rajasthan. My thoughts are with those who have lost their near and dear ones.”

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Belonging to the Khatoli Itawa space of Kota, they have been going to the Kamleshwar temple in Indergarh of Bundi to supply prayers, mentioned information company PTI. The accident occurred round 8.45 am near Gotra village below the Khatoli police station, about 110 kilometres from Kota district headquarters.

The depth of the river the place the boat overturned is round 40-45 toes, an official mentioned, including rescue operation was launched by the SDRF and the NDRF. “At least 11 people have been killed in the mishap in Khatoli while the search for three others is underway,” District Collector Ujjaval Rathore mentioned, including that 20 individuals have been rescued. According to native residents, 35-50 individuals have been on board with 14 to 15 motorbikes when the accident occurred, he added.

The district collector mentioned prima facie, a weak construction of the boat brought about the mishap. Area DSP Shubhkaran mentioned the our bodies have been handed over to households after an post-mortem and so they have lodged a case towards the boat’s Sailor and proprietor. Describing the incident as “sorrowful and unfortunate”, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on his Twitter deal with expressed condolences to the aggrieved households. The chief minister introduced a compensation of Rs 1 lakh to the kin of every deceased.

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, who’s an MP from the Kota-Bundi constituency of Rajasthan, too expressed grief over the incident. Local Congress MLA Ramnarayan Meena expressed sorrow over the tragedy and demanded that the reduction quantity be elevated. “I have written to CM Ashok Gehlot to increase the compensation,” Meena advised PTI, alleging that negligence by native officers resulted within the mishap. When native officers have been conscious of the motion of the boat, they need to have knowledgeable their seniors,” he advised PTI.