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  India   All India  10 Jul 2017  1 dead, 7 missing after boat capsizes in Nagpur's Vena Dam

1 dead, 7 missing after boat capsizes in Nagpur's Vena Dam

ANI
Published : Jul 10, 2017, 9:04 am IST
Updated : Jul 10, 2017, 9:04 am IST

A total of 11 people had come for a joy ride on Sunday evening when the mishap took place.

NDRF personnel in search of survivors at Vena Dam, Maharashtra. (Photo: Twitter | ANI)
 NDRF personnel in search of survivors at Vena Dam, Maharashtra. (Photo: Twitter | ANI)

Nagpur: As many as eight youths drowned when their boat capsized in the Vena Dam, situated around 25 kilometers from Nagpur.

A total of 11 people had come for a joy ride on Sunday evening when the mishap took place. However, the remaining three were able to escape.

While one body has been recovered, seven people are still to be rescued.

"Two teams are here for rescue operations. Few boys had come for picnic. They took fishing boat that capsized,"

Additional Superintendent of Police (SP) Nagpur Suresh Bhoyat said.

"We will take help from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF)," he added.

Further details are awaited.

Tags: boat capsized, national disaster response force, rescue operation, vena dam
Location: India, Maharashtra, Nagpur