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6 Feared Dead As Boat Overturns In Dam Backwaters Of Pune, Search On

A search operation was underway on Wednesday with the help of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and local administration, Indapur tehsildar Shrikant Patil said.

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The boat carrying seven people overturned following strong winds and rains Photo: PTI
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Six persons, including two children, were feared after a boat they were on capsized in the Ujani dam backwaters in Maharashtra's Pune district. on Tuesday evening.

The boat carrying seven people overturned following strong winds and rains, officials said.

A search operation was underway on Wednesday with the help of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and local administration, Indapur tehsildar Shrikant Patil said.

The victims included three men, a woman and two children, Patil added.

The boat service operates between Kalashi and Bhugav villages, he said.

An officer of the assistant police inspector-rank, who was among the seven persons on the boat, swam to safety, the official said.

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