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Kumbh 2019: NDRF rescues 12 pilgrims from drowning

ANI | Updated: Feb 02, 2019 14:25 IST

Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh) Feb 2 (ANI): The NDRF rescued 12 Kumbh pilgrims from drowning after their boat capsized in the Ganges near the Sangam here on Saturday.
The boat capsized while the pilgrims were on their way to take a dip in the holy river during the ongoing Kumbh. The police and medical team immediately sent the pilgrims to a nearby hospital for further medical attention.
The 55-day mega event commenced on January 15 and will end on March 4.
Kumbh is the largest human congregation in the world, with over 130 million pilgrims expected to participate in the festival with the belief that taking a dip in the holy water of river Ganga will pave the way for their salvation and would rid them of their sins. (ANI)