Boat capsizes during Ganpati Visarjan in Bhopal, 11 dead, 5 rescued
At least 11 people died after the boat they were in capsized during Ganpati Visarjan at Khatlapura Ghat in Bhopal on Friday morning.

Five others have been rescued, officials said. A search operation is underway.

The police said the incident occurred at around 4.30 on Friday morning when a boat carrying a group of 16 people for Ganesh immersion capsized at Khatlapura Ghat.

"Five people have been rescued out of 16 and we have recovered 11 bodies till now. A search operation is underway and we are trying to rescue other people as well. According to the locals, only these many people had drowned here, but we are still searching in case we find some other people," Akhil Patel, Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

He added that at least 40 police personnel are present at the spot along with other authorities and professional swimmers. "State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) team is also present at the spot," the ASP said.

Minister announces compensation

Madhya Pradesh minister PC Sharma has announced Rs 4 lakh compensation to the kin of those killed.

The incident is really unfortunate. A compensation of Rs 4 lakh has been announced for the families of the deceased by the District Collector. An investigation will be done, the minister said.