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18 drowned in Maharashtra during immersion of Ganesha idols

11 people drown in Bhopal

Prime News, National, Mumbai, September 13:- At least 18 persons drowned in separate incidents during immersion of Ganesha idols across Maharashtra, police said on Friday.

Immersions, which began on Anant Chaturdashi on Thursday, continued into Friday morning in several parts of Mumbai, Pune and Sangli, officials said.

Drowning incidents were reported in 11 districts comprising Amravati, Nashik, Thane, Sindhudurg, Ratnagiri, Dhule, Bhandara, Nanded, Ahmednagar, Akola and Satara, an official said, adding that 18 persons lost their lives in these.

The deaths include four in Amravati, three in Ratnagiri, two each in Nashik, Sindhudurg and Satara, one each in Thane, Dhule, Buldhana, Akola and Bhandara.

11 people drown in Bhopal

Eleven people drowned when two boats carrying them capsized during Ganesha idol immersion in Lower Lake of Bhopal, a senior police official said on Friday

The incident took place on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday in Khatlapura on the banks of the Lower Lake, according to Deputy Inspector General of Police Irshad Wali.

Eleven people died in the incident while six were rescued, Bhopal Collector Tarun Kumar Pithode said. A magisterial probe has been ordered into the incident, Pithode said. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)

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