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Boat carrying 13 capsizes in Gujarat’s Mahisagar river, one dead

Police said that the twelve other people on the boat managed to swim to safety.

india Updated: Mar 24, 2018 17:42 IST
Press Trust of India, Kheda
The boat was carrying 13 people from Kotlindora village to Pavagadh when it sank.
The boat was carrying 13 people from Kotlindora village to Pavagadh when it sank.(Shutterstock/Representative image)

A 16-year-old boy drowned while 12 others managed to swim to safety after their boat capsized on Saturday in Mahisagar river near Dakor in Kheda district, police said.

The boat was carrying 13 people from Kotlindora village in Thasra taluka to Pavagadh, a pilgrimage site, on the other side of Mahisagar river when it sank, said a Dakor police station official.

He identified the 16-year-old who drowned as Hardik Chavda.

“The boat ride is a shorter route to reach Pavagadh from Kheda. Two out of the twelve people who swam to safety have injuries and they were taken to Dakor civil hospital for treatment,” he said.