Six persons died Tuesday after a boat ferrying them capsized in the Narmada river in Maharashtra’s Nandurbar district, police said. Altogether 36 persons have been rescued so far, and are admitted to a local hospital, an official said. The boat was carrying around 60 people who were on way to perform a river worship ritual on the occasion of Makar Sankranti when it capsized.
The deceased hailed from villages along the river in the tribal-dominated district in northern Maharashtra, police said. Police suspect the incident occurred as the boat was carrying more number of people than its capacity.