14 killed as boat capsizes in Chambal river

September 9th, 2008 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS  

Bhopal, Sep 9 (IANS) At least 14 people, including six children and a woman, were drowned and four went missing when a boat in which they were travelling overturned in the Chambal river in Madhya Pradesh, police said.”The bodies of 14 victims have been fished out while the search for the remaining four is still on. Divers have been pressed into service,” Morena district superintendent of police Santosh Singh told media persons in the district headquarters Monday night.

“The victims were going from Karauli in Rajasthan to the Goraya Baba temple in Madhya Pradesh on a pilgrimage. As the boat started sinking, the passengers jumped into the river,” the police official said.

The boat was carrying nearly 25 people when it overturned, said eyewitnesses. They feared the toll could rise further.

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