Five Youths Drown As Boat Capsizes in Bhopal


Bhopal: Five youths drowned when their boat capsized while they were partying on it in Lower Lake here, police said today.

Five other youths on the boat, meanwhile, swam to safety, they said.

“Five youths were killed when their boat capsized due to imbalance when one of its occupants started dancing on it last night, according to initial investigations,” Superintendent of Police (Bhopal North) Arvind Saxena said.

A youth, identified as Monu Batham, apparently untied the boat of fishing contractor Veru Batham anchored at Kamlapatghat of the lake, after arranging a party with the help of one Manish Ahirwar.