Boat capsizes in river; 3 drown, 4 missing

Three persons drowned and four others were missing after their boat capsized in a river in Wardha district, police said.

Nagpur: Three persons drowned and four others were missing after their boat capsized in a river in neighbouring Wardha district, police said on Friday.

Nearly 30 persons boarded the boat to be ferried across the Vena river in Hinganghat town of Wardha yesterday when it capsized midway amid strong currents, they said.

While 21 persons were rescued, four were still missing.

Three bodies have been fished out so far, police said.

Those injured in the mishap have been admitted to a local hospital in Hinganghat.

Senior officials from district administration and police visited the accident site.

PTI

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