Left Menu
Development News Edition

At least 11 dead as boat overturns in Rajasthan's Kota

At least 11 people, including women and children, were killed after a boat carrying over 30 devotees to a temple in Rajasthan's Bundi district capsized in the Chambal river here on Wednesday morning, officials said.

PTI | Kota | Updated: 16-09-2020 19:19 IST | Created: 16-09-2020 19:19 IST
At least 11 dead as boat overturns in Rajasthan's Kota

At least 11 people, including women and children, were killed after a boat carrying over 30 devotees to a temple in Rajasthan's Bundi district capsized in the Chambal river here on Wednesday morning, officials said. Three people are still missing while 20 devotees were rescued, they added. Belonging to the Khatoli–Itawa area of Kota, they were going to the Kamleshwar temple in Indergarh of Bundi to offer prayers. The accident took place around 8.45 am near Gotra village under the Khatoli police station, about 110 kilometers from Kota district headquarters. The depth of the river where the boat overturned is around 40-45 feet, an official said, adding a rescue operation was launched by the SDRF and the NDRF. “At least 11 people have been killed in the mishap in Khatoli while the search for three others is under way,” District Collector Ujjaval Rathore said, adding that 20 people were rescued. According to local residents, 35-50 people were on board with 14 to 15 motorbikes when the accident took place, he added

The district collector said prima facie, a weak structure of the boat caused the mishap. Area DSP Shubhkaran said the bodies were handed over to families after autopsy and they have lodged a case against the boat’s Sailor and owner

Describing the incident as “sorrowful and unfortunate”, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on his Twitter handle expressed condolences to the aggrieved families. The chief minister announced a compensation of Rs 1 lakh to the kin of each deceased. Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, who is an MP from the Kota-Bundi constituency of Rajasthan, too expressed grief over the incident. Local Congress MLA Ramnarayan Meena expressed sorrow over the tragedy and demanded that the relief amount be increased. “I have written to CM Ashok Gehlot to increase the compensation,” Meena told PTI, alleging that negligence by local officials resulted in the mishap. When local officials were aware of the movement of the boat, they should have informed their seniors, he said.


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

South Africa's COVID-19 response: Surprising outcomes or just poor data management?

South Africa has been committed to improving its health information system and shows that a robust digital has considerable scope to improve healthcare for the entire population. But the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted that significant ga...

Post-COVID-19 Nigeria needs a robust Health Management Information System to handle high disease burden

Nigeria is among a few countries that conceptualised a health management information system HMIS in the early 90s but implementation has been a challenge till date. Besides COVID-19, the country has a huge burden of communicable and non-com...

Morocco COVID-19 response: A fragile health system and the deteriorating situation

Learning from its European neighbors, Morocco imposed drastic measures from the initial stages of the COVID-19 outbreak to try to contain its spread. The strategy worked for a few months but the cases have surged after mid-June. In this sit...

COVID-19: Argentina’s health system inefficiencies exaggerate flaws of health information system

You can recover from a drop in the GDP, but you cant recover from death, was the straightforward mindset of Argentinas President Alberto Fernndez and defined the countrys response to COVID-19. The South American nation imposed a strict...

Videos

Latest News

Asha Bhosle digs out old picture as she wishes 'Lata Didi' on 91st birthday

Veteran singer Asha Bhosle on Monday traveled down the memory lane as she extended birthday greetings to her sister and legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar as she turned 91. Asha Bhosle took to Twitter and posted a monochrome picture from her ...

From elbow 'hi' to separate entry-exit points: How Amitabh Bachchan is shooting 'KBC' amid COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has thwarted many projects, but megastar Amitabh Bachchan and the team of the show Kaun Banega Crorepati KBC knew they would make it happen with double the precautions and spirit. Shortly after recovering from COV...

South African Innovation Summit to be held virtually

Innovation will come to the fore when the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition dtic, together with the South African Innovation Summit SAIS, host a summit this week.The two-day Innovation Summit, which will get underway on Wednesda...

Gangster escorted by cops dies as car overturns

A gangster, who was being brought to Lucknow from Mumbai, died when the vehicle overturned after being hit by a nilgai in Madhya Pradeshs Guna district, police said on Monday. A Lucknow police team had gone to Mumbai on Friday and nabbed Fe...

Give Feedback