Seven feared drowned as boat capsizes in dam

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At least seven people drowned after their boat capsized in Vena dam in Nagpur’s Kalameshwar tehsil today, the police said. Eleven people, including two boatmen, were on the boat, police said.

A body has been recovered from the water and three people have been rescued, a senior police officer said.

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“Seven people are feared drowned. The boat capsized between 6 pm and 6:30 pm on Sunday. Two boatmen and a college student have been rescued, and a body has been fished out,” Nagpur (Rural) Superintendent of Police Shailesh Balkawade said.

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Eight of the 11 people were residents of Nagpur and in the age group of 20 to 25 years, he said.

A person who saw the boat sinking had alerted the police control room, following which a rescue operation was launched. Mr Balkawade said it is not known yet what caused the boat to capsize.

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