Boat Capsizes in Maharashtra's Ujani Dam, Six Missing After Sudden Storm
Boat Capsizes in Maharashtra's Ujani Dam, Six Missing After Sudden Storm

Maharashtra: Six people are missing after a boat capsized in the Ujani Dam on the evening of May 21. The incident happened near Kalashi village, close to Indapur Tahseel in Pune district.

The boat, heading to Kalashi, was overturned by strong waves caused by a sudden storm and heavy rain. According to Pune Rural Police, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), local administration, and police are all involved in the search and rescue efforts.

One of the passengers, Solapur Assistant Police Inspector Rahul Dongre, managed to swim to shore after the boat overturned. The local news platform Sakal reported his successful escape.

The boat was carrying seven people in total: three men, two women, two little girls, and the boat driver. They had departed from Kugaon and were on their way to Kalashi when the accident occurred.

Local authorities are urging residents and visitors to exercise caution around the Ujani Dam area, especially during adverse weather conditions. Community members have been rallying together, offering support to the rescue teams and the families of the missing individuals. As the search continues, officials emphasize the importance of safety measures and preparedness to prevent such tragedies in the future.

This is breaking, and more information will be provided as it becomes available.

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