15:45 GMT03 August 2020
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    At least 11 people were killed in an incident on a Bhopal lake in the city of Madhya Pradesh on Friday morning, local media reported.

    According to the media outlet Financial Express, a boat capsized during national festivities called "idol immersion of Lord Ganesh". Rescuers have reportedly recovered 11 bodies. A search-and-rescue operation is reportedly still underway.

    According to local officials, cited by the Financial Express, "the giant idol was placed on a small boat" and the boat overturned at the time of the so-called "immersion".

    Local authorities have vowed to compensate the families of the victims.


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