Bhopal Boat Tragedy: 11 Dead; Kamal Nath Increases Compensation to Rs 11 Lakh For Families of Victims After Boat Capsized at Khatlapura Ghat
Bhopal Boat Tragedy (Photo Credits: ANI)

Bhopal, September 13:  In a tragic incident that took place on Friday morning, 11 people died and their bodies were recovered at Khatlapura Ghat in Bhopal after the boat they were in, capsized this morning. According to the latest update, Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath has increased the compensation amount as against what was declared by PC Sharma a few hours ago. According to ANI, he said, "We have decided to increase the compensation for families of deceased to Rs 11 lakh. Orders for the magisterial inquiry have been given."

The incident reportedly took place during a Ganpati Visarjan. Commenting on the tragic incident, PC Sharma, MP Minister had earlier said, "The incident is really unfortunate. A compensation of Rs 4 lakh has been announced for the families of the deceased by the District Collector. An investigation will be done."Kendrapara Boat Capsize Death Toll Rises to 9, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik Announces Rs 4 lakh Ex-Gratia Each to Deceased’s Kin.

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Earlier this year in January, a fishing boat carrying more than 30 picnickers capsized at the confluence of Mahanadi river and Bay of Bengal in Odisha’s Kendrapara district.

Heavy rains lashed the Madhya Pradesh this year, leading to severe flood-like situation. In a bizarre incident from Bhopal, two frogs who were married off to invoke rain gods for good rainfall in Madhya Pradesh, have been divorced after torrential rains wreaked havoc in the state during this monsoon season. The frogs were married off at a grand ceremony in Bhopal nearly two months ago to appease the rain gods. However, due to incessant rainfall in the state, people in the state decided to divorce the two frogs, thinking it will reduce the rain fury in the state.