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12 drown in India in religious ceremony

India in religious ceremony

The boats carrying 20-25 people tipped over in the early hours in Bhopal.
Twelve people drowned in a lake in central India on Friday morning when their boats capsised during a religious ceremony, authorities said.

The boats carrying 20-25 people tipped over in the early hours in Bhopal as they were about to immerse an idol of the Hindu elephant god Ganesha.

India in religious ceremony

“Twelve bodies have been retrieved so far and [the] search is on for one more person,” the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) said in a statement.

This week marks the end of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival, also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi, when colourfully decorated idols of Ganesha are immersed in water.

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Source: The Citizen

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