A boat carrying senior Maharashtra Government officials including the state Chief Secretary capsizes on Wednesday near the location of the proposed Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj memorial off Mumbai coast, a Coast Guard official said.
One person is reported missing as a speed boat carrying at least 40 mediapersons, TV crew and officials overturned while on a trip for a 'puja' of the proposed Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Memorial in the Arabian Sea off Mumbai.
#Visuals: A passenger boat had capsized near Shivaji Smarak ( 2.6 km west of Mumbai's Nariman point). Boat belongs to Maharashtra Government. Rescue operation underway. Most people rescued. pic.twitter.com/P1OWEdohKE— ANI (@ANI) October 24, 2018
The incident happened around 4.15 pm when the boat belonging to the Maharashtra government carrying other senior officials, includling the Chief Secretary, overturned near the underwater site of the proposed memorial complex, around 3.5 km off Marine Drive.
The Indian Coast Guard, Marine Police and other agencies launched a major rescue maritime and aerial operation with two helicopters and managed to rescue all the people, though one was feared missing, an official said.
A second boat which was in the vicinity managed to reach the tragedy spot within minutes and helped rescue the victims.
The state government has cancelled the planned function.
(With inputs from agencies)
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