Boat carrying 25 people capsizes in Chambal River in Madhya Pradesh, 12 bodies recovered

A boat carrying 25 people capsized in Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday morning. The incident took place in the Chambal River in Kota.

The rescuers have so far recovered the bodies of 12 people. The victims were from Karauli in Rajasthan and were headed to Goraya Baba temple in Madhya Pradesh. Meanwhile, Kota Collector and Rural SP have left for the accident site.

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla has expressed concerns and said that his office is in touch with local administration.

The incident took place near the Dhibri Chambal area under the Khatoli police station limits of Kota.

"A boat carrying over 40 devotees to a temple in Indergarh area of Bundi district capsized in Chambal river under Khatoli police station of Kota district at around 8.45 am on Wednesday," Superintendent of Police, Kota Rural, Sharad Choudhary told PTI.

Around 20-25 people are reported to have managed to swim to the shore or have been rescued, while 10-12 people are reported missing, the SP said, adding that he and the Kota district collector were on the way to the spot. A rescue operation is underway, Choudhary said.

According to locals, 40-50 people, including women and children, had left for the Kamleshwar Mahadev temple in Indergarh area of Bundi district from villages in Khatoli police station area on Wednesday morning.

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