11:10 GMT29 September 2020
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    MOSCOW, September 17 (Sputnik) – A boat has capsized on the Chambal river in the northwestern Indian state of Rajasthan, leaving at least 11 people dead, a local official said on Thursday.

    The incident took place on early Wednesday in Rajasthan’s Bundi district, where an illegal boat with more than 40 people on board capsized while heading for the Kamleshwar Dham.

    “About 20 of them swam to safety and 13 are feared dead; 11 bodies have been recovered so far,” Kota district collector Ujjawal Singh Rathore said, as quoted by The Hindustan Times newspaper.

    A search and rescue operation is currently underway.

    Police have launched an investigation into the incident. 

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