One person's body has been recovered whereas three others have been rescued in rescue operations after their boat capsized in Vena river in Kalameshwar tehsil, Nagpur on Sunday. On the other hand, seven people are still believed to be missing. As per the police, out of 11 people in the boat, nearly eight were from Nagpur and reportedly in the age group of 20-25.
2 teams are here for rescue ops. Few boys had come for picnic, they took fishing boat that capsized: Suresh Bhoyat, Additl. SP Nagpur Rural pic.twitter.com/Vo4NocCRuH— ANI (@ANI_news) July 10, 2017
The boat carrying 11 people, including three boatmen, capsized in evening, said the police. "Seven people are feared drowned in the incident which occurred between 6 pm and 6:30 pm.
While three persons two boatmen and a college student were rescued, one body was fished out in the night," said Shailesh Balkawade, SP, Nagpur Rural.
He said the incident was witnessed by a local who in turn alerted the police control room, following which a rescue operation was undertaken. The SP said efforts are on to look for survivors, if any.
He said the cause behind the incident was not known immediately.
With PTI inputs