A boat that was said to be carrying about 50 people has capsized between Gotha-Chanda near Kota in Rajasthan.
As per the latest update 7 people have died while 25 have been rescued. Around 15-20 people are still missing.
The boat while carrying the passengers going to Kamleshwar Dham near Gotha Kala overturned in the river of Gothara village.
Visuals from the incident show some people still aboard a flat platform that may be a part of the vessel. There are others flailing around them.
Rajasthan's Urban Development and Housing minister Shanti Dhariwal has confirmed government action to provide relief on the mishap, has spoken to the district collector and SP and alerted to the possibility of multiple casualties.
Rajasthan BJP MLA Rajendra Rathore has tweeted at the Rajasthan CM's account, seeking immediate rescue efforts.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has said that he has spoken to Kota administration and instructed them to find the missing people, while monetory help will be provided from chief minister's relief fund to the affected families.
"The incident of overturning a boat near Kota's Chambal Dhibari in Khatoli area is very sad and unfortunate. My deepest condolences to the families of the victims of the accident," he tweeted.
"Talked to Kota administration and got information about the incident. With immediate relief and rescue, instructions have been given to find the missing people soon. Local police and administration are present at the scene. Instructed the administation to help the affected families from the Chief Minister's Relief Fund," he said in the following tweet.
कोटा में थाना खातोली क्षेत्र में चम्बल ढिबरी के पास नाव पलट जाने की घटना बेहद दुखद एवं दुर्भाग्यपूर्ण है। हादसे का शिकार हुए लोगों के परिजनों के प्रति मेरी गहरी संवेदनाएं।— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) September 16, 2020
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
Rescue operations are underway. This is a developing story.