15:45 GMT03 August 2020
Listen Live
    Asia & Pacific
    Get short URL
    0 24
    Subscribe

    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.

    Related:

    Boat With More Than 70 Migrants Capsizes Near Coast of Tunisia - Red Crescent
    Pleasure Boat Capsized in Black Sea - Russian Emergencies Ministry
    At Least 31 People Dead After Boats Capsize in Philippines (Photos)
    At Least 3 Dead After Boat Capsizes Off Cameroon Coast, Over 100 Saved - Photos
    Tags:
    incident, capsized vessel, boat, India
    Community standardsDiscussion