Boat capsizes in Powai lake, 3 died and 5 saved in search operation

Five people were saved and three are feared dead after a boat capsized in Powai lake in Mumbai late on Friday night, reports said.

Search operations were started immediately after the boat capsized. While some reports said the three boys are feared dead, search operations are still going on in the lake.

A DNA report said that a police official confirmed that the boat lost balance after colliding with a bamboo, and because the boat was close to the shore, locals could rush to the spot to help the people in the boat.

Fire officials have confirmed that they got the news at 11.30 pm and rushed to the spot to help the boys.

The people in the boat were going to for a party, Maharashtra Times report said.

On 13 December, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had issued notice to 17 houseboats to stop their business in Powai lake as they had not bothered to reply to the earlier notices by the municipal corporation, as reported in The Times Of India.

Updated Date: Dec 24, 2016 14:25:16 IST