Ganesh Visarjan 2019: Over 15 people drown during immersion in Madhya Pradesh and Delhi

Updated: Sep 13, 2019, 19:59 IST | mid-day online correspondent

PM Narendra Modi took to social networking site Twitter and expressed his grief over the death of 11 people in the boat capsize

Ganesh Visarjan 2019: Over 15 people drown during immersion in Madhya Pradesh and Delhi
In Madhya Pradesh, a boat capsized during Ganesh Visarjan. Pic/Twitter ANI

Over 15 people drowned in Madhya Pradesh and Delhi during the Ganesh Visarjan procession across the two states. The ones who were drowned were in their 20s, an official said. In Madhya Pradesh, 11 people died after two boats carrying an idol of Lord Ganesh capsized during the immersion in a lake in Khatlapura.

According to Bhopal district collector, 17 people were on the boat when the shocking incident took place around 4.30 am. He further said that among the 17 people, six of them were rescued safely. Six of the dead people were in their 20s, while two were minors.

A person who was safely rescued said that the safety equipment was not provided to the devotees who ventured into the lake in order to immerse the idols of Lord Ganesh. Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath HAS ordered a magisterial inquiry and announced a compensation of Rs 11 lakh each to the kin of the deceased. The police have registered a case against the two boatmen whose boat capsized in the lake.

PM Narendra Modi took to social networking site Twitter and expressed his grief over the death of 11 people in the boat capsize. In his tweet, Modi said that his thoughts are with the families of those who lost their lives. On the other hand, in Delhi, two men and two women drowned in the Yamuna river during the immersion of Ganesh idols.

The Fire Department also received information regarding the drowning incident around 9 pm. A fire tender was immediately rushed to the spot as the firefighters undertook rescue operation to save those who drowned in the Yamuna river. The team of Fore Brigade officials managed to recover of those who were feared drowned. The deceased, in their 20s, were residents of Nihal Vihar, Nangloi in New Delhi.

Also Read: Ganesh Visarjan: 38,000 Ganpati immersions take place on last day of festival

With inputs from pTI

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