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Dantewada: 20 rescued after motor boat encounters technical problem

ANI | Updated: Jul 09, 2019 07:20 IST

Dantewada (Chhattisgarh) [India], July 9 (ANI): At least 20 people were rescued by a Home Guard rescue team from Indravati river in Dantewada on Monday after the boat they were travelling in encountered a 'technical problem'.
"We were crossing the river when the motor of the boat stopped working in between. We were stranded for almost two to two-and-a-half hours," said a local, who was travelling in the boat.
Locals said in the absence of an over-bridge, they are forced to cross the river using boats.
Giving details about the incident, Dantewada Collector Topeshwar Verma said, "Around 20-22 people were stranded in the river after their motor boat stopped working. Later Home Guard rescue team rescued them. I believe that the boat was overloaded. I would urge people to not do this." (ANI)