Rajasthan: Boat carrying over 40 devotees capsizes in Chambal river

In unfortunate news, a boat carrying over 40 devotees to a temple in Bundi district of Rajasthan capsized in the Chambal river on Wednesday morning. Nearly 12 people are reported to be missing while three bodies have been recovered from the river.

Additionally, about 25 either swam ashore or were rescued. The incident took place near Dhibri Chambal in Kota. Superintendent of Police, Kota rural, Sharad Choudhary has informed that he and the Kota district collector were on the way to visit the site.

According to local sources about 50 people including women and children had left for the Kamleshwar Mahadev temple in Indergarh area of Bundi district. However, the boat overturned at 8.45 in the morning.   

“A boat carrying over 40 devotees to a temple in Indergarh area of Bundi district capsized in Chambal river under Khatoli police station of Kota district at around 8.45 am on Wednesday,” Sharad Choudhary told PTI.

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