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Five people drown as boat capsizes in India’s Gujarat state

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At least five people, including two children and two women, drowned in India’s western state of Gujarat on Sunday evening after their boat capsized in a lake, according to a local policewoman on Monday.

The dead bodies of the deceased were recovered, and the rescue work was over.

“There were a total of 22 persons onboard the boat when it capsized,” said the policewoman over phone.

The mishap occurred in Gujarat’s Navsari district, at the lake which is a popular destination.

The incident took place as the number of people aboard the ill-fated boat was more than its capacity.

(XINHUA)

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