Six Missing as Boat Overturns During Sudden Storm in Maharashtra’s Solapur

Mumbai: At least six persons went missing, while one swam ashore after a motor boat overturned during a sudden storm at Solapur’s Ujani dam waters late Tuesday night.

Personnel of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) reached the spot on Wednesday to trace the missing persons. The mishap occurred when the motor boat carrying seven persons sailing from Kugaon village in Solapur to the Kalashi village in Pune overturned because of the strong winds of the storm.

Only one person on board, a Solapur assistant police inspector Rahul Dongre, managed to swim to safety. Getting alerted by him, the Pune Police and district administration besides other rescue authorities rushed to the tragedy spot. But darkness and rain disrupted the rescue operation.

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