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.