IN PHOTOS: Twelve students, two teachers killed after boat capsizes in Gujarat's Vadodara

As many as twelve students and two teachers died after a boat capsized in Harni lake on the outskirts of Vadodara city in Gujarat on Thursday. 18 students and two teachers were rescued, the officials said. Pics/PTI

Updated On: 2024-01-19 12:36 AM IST

Compiled by : Asif Ali Sayed

CM Bhupendra Patel monitored the rescue operation carried out by personnel from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and other agencies. Pics/PTI

An FIR under sections 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) and 308 (attempt to commit culpable homicide) of the Indian Penal Code has been registered and two persons have been arrested, officials said

Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel visited the site and along with Gujarat Minister of State for Home Sanghavi and also visited Janvi Hospital and state-run SSG Hospital to meet survivors and kin of the deceased

In a message on social media platform X, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "Distressed by the loss of lives to a boat capsizing at the Harni lake in Vadodara. My thoughts are with the bereaved families in this hour of grief. May the injured recover soon"

"The local administration is providing all possible assistance to those affected. An ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each from PMNRF would be given to the next of kin of each deceased. The injured would be given Rs 50,000," the PM further said

Vadodara Chief Fire Officer Parth Brahmbhatt had earlier said some persons were brought to safety by local residents before agencies arrived at the site

The Gujarat government ordered a high-level probe in the incident and directed the Vadodara district collector to submit the inquiry report within 10 days

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