New Delhi: Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot expressed grief over the capsizing of a boat, carrying around 45 devotees to a temple, in Chambal river in the Kota district of the state.
“The incident of a boat capsizing in the Dhibri Chambal at Kota’s Khatoli police station area is extremely saddening and unfortunate. I express my deepest condolences to the families of the victims in the accident,” Gehlot said in a tweet.
कोटा प्रशासन से बात कर घटना की जानकारी ली है। तत्परता से राहत एवं बचाव के साथ ही लापता लोगों को शीघ्र ढूंढने के निर्देश दिए हैं। स्थानीय पुलिस एवं प्रशासन घटनास्थल पर मौजूद है। प्रभावित परिवारों को मुख्यमंत्री सहायता कोष से मदद के लिए निर्देश दिए हैं।
— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) September 16, 2020
The Chief Minister said that he has spoken with the Kota district administration to take a stock of the situation and directed to immediately initiate relief operations and launch a search for the missing people.
“I have taken a stock of the situation and have given directions to immediately initiate relief and search operations for the missing people. Local police and officials are present at the spot. Directions have also been given to grant assistance to the affected families from the Chief Minster’s fund,” Gehlot said in the following tweet.
A boat carrying around 45 devotees to a temple capsized in Chambal river Kota district. Etawah sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) Ramavtar Barnala has said that three bodies have been recovered and rescue operation is underway.