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- Kota Boat Accident: Chambal River News Today Updates | 30 People Drown As Boat Capsizes Today In Chambal River In Rajasthan Etawah Area
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Due to over-riding, the boat overturned in the middle of the river.
- The villagers tried to save the drowning people, but a large number of people were swept away by the river
- The accident took place near Khatoli village in Etawah area, most of the people were boarding the boat to go to Kamleshwar Dham.
Seven people were killed when the boat capsized in the Chambal river near Etawah in Kota district. 8 people are missing. It is being told that the boat carried more than capacity and luggage. This caused the boat to overturn. According to the local administration, there were 30 people in the boat. 7 bodies have been recovered from the river. On the other hand, locals say that 14 bikes were also placed in the boat.
Immediately after the incident, villagers present at the scene tried to save the drowning people. However, some people drifted as the flow intensified. Police said that these people were going to Kamleshwar Dham. Most of those killed are residents of Gothal art.
This photo is from the scene. This girl was also in the boat, but survived.
The accident occurred at 9 am between Chanada and Gothada village. The good thing is that the presence of many people on the spot helped in the relief work and some people were saved.
The locals took out the body of a woman from the river.
The bikes were tied with no feet
People said that the condition of the wooden boat was already bad. Even after this, more passengers were seated than capacity. Also, bikes were also tied with the boat to cross the river. Because of this the boat could not bear the weight and sank.
Another boat arrived to save people.
Lok Sabha Speaker took information about the incident from the district administration
On finding out the incident, Kota MP and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla took information from the administration. The Lok Sabha Secretariat kept in touch with the district administration. SDRF team from Kota has been sent for the spot. The Lok Sabha Speaker's office is in constant touch with the district administration.
A crowd of people on the spot.
Rescue operation started.
The bodies were sent for post-mortem.