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19 drown as boat carrying marriage party capsizes

Nineteen people belonging to a marriage party drowned when a boat capsized in the Bhatghar reservoir near here, police said on Thursday.

india Updated: Apr 24, 2008 11:55 IST

Nineteen people belonging to a marriage party drowned when a boat capsized in the Bhatghar reservoir near here, police said on Thursday.

Eleven bodies have been fished out after the tragedy that struck a marriage party returning in a boat from village Welwand to Wakamba in Bhor taluka of this Western Maharashtra district last night, they said.

Nine persons out of 28 on the boat were rescued by the villagers who rushed to the spot on hearing the distress calls, police said.

According to information available here, the boat tilted and lost balance in deep waters due to a strong current of wind with the victims, including women and children, meeting a watery grave, they said, adding a search for the missing bodies was on.

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