Nandurbar: At least six persons died after a boat ferrying them capsized in the Narmada river in Maharashtra's Nandurbar district on Tuesday.
According to police, the boat was carrying nearly 60 people when the tragedy occurred.
Maharashtra: Six people died after a boat capsized in Narmada river in Nandurbar district today. More details awaited. pic.twitter.com/wfv5PzVFVf
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Nearly 36 persons have been rescued so far and were admitted to a local hospital, a police official said.
The ill-fated boat was ferrying people to perform a river worship ritual on the occasion of Makar Sankranti when it capsized, the official said.
Rescue operations are underway, the official said.
The deceased hailed from villages along the river in the tribal-dominated district in north Maharashtra.
Prima facie, it appears that the incident took place as the boat was carrying more than its capacity, the police said.