Mumbai: Three drown, five rescued as boat capsizes in Powai lake

The police have said that the incident took place when the boat hit the rock and tipped over. Only two out of eight managed to reach the shore.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: December 24, 2016 11:04 pm
Boat capsizes in Powai Lake , 3 died and 5 saved . Search Operation by Navy and other teams are in progress Express Photo by Amit Chakravarty 24-12-16, Mumbai Rescue teams carry out search operations in Powai Lake where at least two have drowned. Express Photo by Amit Chakravarty

At least three people drowned while another went missing after their boat capsized in Powai lake in Mumbai. According to police, the incident took place on Friday night. Eight persons had ventured into the lake on a boat, on which they were partying.

Boat capsizes in Powai Lake , 3 died and 5 saved . Search Operation by Navy and other teams are in progress Express Photo by Amit Chakravarty 24-12-16, Mumbai Express Photo by Amit Chakravarty

Five people were thereafter rescued after the boat capsized, police said. The deceased have been identified as Mehamood Rasool Khan (44) and Atik Latif Khan (22). Their dead bodies were taken out of the lake on Saturday evening and sent for postmortem. Search operations are still on for 27-year-old Dinesh Bhoir, Bhai Mahadeshwar, said senior inspector of Powai police station.

Boat capsizes in Powai Lake , 3 died and 5 saved . Search Operation by Navy and other teams are in progress Express Photo by Amit Chakravarty 24-12-16, Mumbai Express Photo by Amit Chakravarty

The police have said that the incident took place when the boat hit the rock and tipped over. Only two out of eight managed to reach the shore.

Boat capsizes in Powai Lake , 3 died and 5 saved . Search Operation by Navy and other teams are in progress Express Photo by Amit Chakravarty 24-12-16, Mumbai Express Photo by Amit Chakravarty

A rescue operation was launched earlier in the day by the police and fire brigade with the help of locals. As per police. the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and Navy divers were roped in for the rescue operation.

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