Mahrashtra: 2 women missing, 13 rescued after boat capsizes in Gadchiroli river

Published: 21 October, 2020 12:19 IST | IANS | Gadchiroli

The incident happened late Tuesday when the boat carrying 15 villagers, including 5 women, overturned near Somanpalli village

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Two women in Maharashtra are feared drowned as 18 hours have lapsed after a boat capsized at a remote spot on Indravati River, while 13 of their co-passengers, including 10 men, were rescued, officials said here on Wednesday.

The incident happened late Tuesday when the boat carrying 15 villagers, including 5 women, overturned near Somanpalli village.

"Mobilising rescue teams immediately, we managed to rescue 10 men and 3 women while a search continues for the 2 missing women who are presumed dead," an official of Gadchiroli Police said.

They have been identified as Kanta Satyam Yellam and Shanta Shivayya Gawde.

The 15-member village party had gone to attend the 13th day post-funeral rites of some relative in Atukpalli village in the Bijapur district of adjoining Chhattisgarh state, on the other side of the river.

The incident occurred near the Somanpalli village on the return voyage. The search operation was resumed on Wednesday for the two missing women, the official said.

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