Maharashtra: Six dead after boat capsizes in Narmada river

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At least Six persons died on Tuesday after a boat ferrying them capsized in the Narmada river in Maharashtra’s Nandurbar district, police said.

According to an official, thirty-six persons have been rescued so far and have been admitted to a local hospital.

The boat was carrying about 60 people capsized, when they were on their way to perform a river worship ritual on the occasion of Makar Sankranti, official added.

Rescue operations are still going on.

Police said, it appeared that the incident occurred as the boat was carrying more number of people than its capacity.

Further details are awaited.