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Boat overturns in Narmada; two feared drowned

Last Updated: Monday, March 15, 2010 - 16:08

Omkareshwar (MP): Two persons were feared
drowned after a overcrowded boat carrying 23 persons
overturned in Narmada river here in Khandwa district of Madhya
Pradesh, police said.

Divers, locals and police rescued 21 persons as
pilgrims raised alarm soon after the boat which was on its
way to nearby temples overturned, Khandwa Superintendent of
Police (SP) Hari Narayanchari Mishra told reporters.

Searches are on to locate two persons--identified as
Devilal and Rahul Singh, who were missing, police said.

The incident occured about half-a-kilometer away from
the main Omkareshwar Temple, seating one of the 12
Jyotirlingas in the country.


First Published: Monday, March 15, 2010 - 16:08

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