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14 students, 2 teachers die as boat overturns in lake near Vadodara city during school picnic

A search operation was underway to trace the missing persons, say officials

PTI Vadodara Published 18.01.24, 08:49 PM
People gather during a rescue and search operation after a boat overturned in a lake, in Vadodara, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2024. At least six feared dead in the accident.

People gather during a rescue and search operation after a boat overturned in a lake, in Vadodara, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2024. At least six feared dead in the accident. PTI picture.

A school picnic turned tragic as 16 persons --14 students and two teachers -- died after a boat overturned in a lake on the outskirts of Vadodara city in Gujarat on Thursday, police officials said.

Two dozen students and four teachers were on a picnic and taking a boat ride in the Harni lake when the tragedy occurred in the afternoon, they said.

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A search operation was underway to trace the missing persons, the officials said.

"Till now, 14 children and two teachers have died in the tragedy. One student, who was rescued, is undergoing treatment at SSG Hospital," said an official of the Harni Police Station.

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