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At Least 9 Dead After Boat Capsizes in Sangli, Rescue Ops Underway

Special Inspector General of Maharashtra Police said that search for the missing is currently underway.

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Nine people have died, three feared drowned and three are missing after a boat overturned near Bhamnal in Palus block of Sangli district in Maharashtra on Thursday, 8 August.

15 people have been rescued from the boat which was carrying 30 passengers, news agency ANI reported, quoting the district administration.

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Milind Bharambe, Special Inspector General of Maharashtra Police (Law and Order) said, “It was a rescue boat of locals who were trying to take people from flooded area to safer place. Nine bodies taken out till now... 10-12 are feared dead. Search and rescue operation is currently underway.

(This is a developing story. More updates will be added).

(With inputs from ANI).

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