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Passenger boat carrying Maharashtra chief secy capsizes off Mumbai coast

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | Edited by : CHARUL SINGH
Published Oct 24, 2018, 5:55 pm IST
Updated Oct 24, 2018, 8:22 pm IST
The boat with 25 onboard capsized near Shivaji Smarak in Mumbai’s Nariman point; one died while remaining 24 were rescued.
The boat belongs to the Maharashtra government and was carrying several senior officials of the state government, including state chief secretary. (Photo: Twitter | ANI)
 The boat belongs to the Maharashtra government and was carrying several senior officials of the state government, including state chief secretary. (Photo: Twitter | ANI)

Mumbai: A passenger boat with 25 onboard capsized near Shivaji Smarak in Mumbai’s Nariman point reportedly after hitting a rock on Wednesday.

According to the Mumbai police, one person died while remaining 24 passengers were evacuated safely. The body was recovered by the State Control Room.

 

Meanwhile, state minister Vinod Tawde said a probe will be conducted in to identify the cause of the accident. "It's an unfortunate incident. An investigation will be conducted to find out what caused the accident," he said.

The boat belongs to the Maharashtra government and was carrying several senior officials of the state government, including state chief secretary.

Immediately after the accident, two hovercrafts and two choppers were sent to carry out rescue operations, reports added.

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