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Mumbai boat tragedy: NDRF team recovers 5 bodies, 1 still missing

Mumbai boat tragedy: NDRF team recovers 5 bodies, 1 still missing

Mumbai, May 23 (UNI) The NDRF has recovered the bodies of five people, comprising a family of four and a boatman, after a boat flipped over in a sudden storm hit Ujani Dam around 36 hours ago, an official said here on Thursday.


According to police, the rescue teams brought out the bodies of the Jadhav family and the boatman, Anurag Avghade.
“After a massive day-long search operation on Wednesday, we had recovered the bodies of five victims by Thursday morning. A teenage boy named Gaurav Dongre is still missing, and we have launched a fresh effort to track him down,” said an officer from the rescue site.
The identities of the victims whose bodies were recovered are: Gokul D. Jadhav, 30 years old, his wife Komal (25), their kids, including daughter Mahi (03) and son Shubham (01), plus the boatman Anurag Avghade (35).
The tragedy occurred late on Tuesday (May 21 night), when a regular motorboat ferry plying in the dam backwaters between Kugaon in Solapur city of Maharashtra and Kalash in Pune city flipped over in the sudden storm that lashed the region.
The Solapur Police said the vessel with seven passengers set sail from Kugaon to Kalashi, but midway through, the weather abruptly changed into a thunderstorm accompanied by strong winds that churned up strong waves in the lake waters, which toppled the small motorboat.
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