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Tragedy Strikes in Vadodara: Boat Overturns, Claims Lives of 14 School Children and 2 Teachers - SirWiz News
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Vadodara

Tragically, sixteen people lost their life when a boat carrying 27 pupils and their teachers flipped at Harni Lake, close to Vadodara, in Gujarat. A school picnic was taking place when the tragedy happened, and it shocked the whole area.

Tragic Overturn of Boat

 Two teachers and fourteen students were drowned in this tragic event involving a boat that was carrying thirty-four people. In an attempt to regulate the rescue efforts and address the growing catastrophe, Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel has hurried to the location.

Rescue Obstacles and the NDRF’s Activities in Vadodara

There was sludge at the bottom of the lake, which could have trapped some of the missing people, making the rescue effort, headed by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), difficult. Despite the difficult circumstances, efforts are still underway to find more youngsters, since over ten have already been rescued.

Ex Gratia and Prompt Reaction

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi issued an ex gratia of Rs 2 lakh for the family of each slain person after expressing profound sorrow over the occurrence. Local and national authorities responded promptly to the unfortunate tragedy.

Before fire department officials arrived, locals were instrumental in saving a few children. Strong action against individuals accountable for the incident was promised by Vadodara MP Ranjanben Dhananjay Bhatt, underscoring the importance of responsibility.

Concerns about safety procedures were raised when Education Minister Kuber Dindor disclosed that the boat was overcrowded beyond its carrying limit. The rescued students are being taken to different hospitals to receive medical care. The mishap highlights how crucial it is to follow safety protocols on such excursions.

Condolences and Ongoing Rescue Operations

Many people have expressed their condolences for the awful loss of young lives in Vadodara, and the nation is mourning their loss. Multiple agencies, including the NDRF and fire brigade personnel, are still actively searching for any missing people as part of the ongoing rescue operation.

In conclusion, concerns regarding the safety requirements of child-friendly leisure activities are raised as the community struggles to deal with this tragic event. Now, the emphasis is on conducting a comprehensive investigation into the events that led to the boat flip and making sure that similar tragedies are avoided in the future.

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