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Selfie in Boat Turns Fatal, Eight Feared Drowned in Nagpur's Vena Dam

A photo of the people in the boat before the incident happened. Screengrab from CNN-News18

A photo of the people in the boat before the incident happened. Screengrab from CNN-News18

Police said on video evidence available, it seemed some of the passengers, mostly in the age group 20-25, gathered on one side of the boat while they were doing their Facebook live.

At least eight people are feared drowned after their boat capsized while they were doing a Facebook live in the Vena dam near Nagpur.

Police said on video evidence available, it seemed some of the passengers, mostly in the age group 20-25, gathered on one side of the boat while they were doing their Facebook live.

The boat carrying 11 people, including three boatmen, capsized Sunday evening.

"While three persons --two boatmen and a college student -- were rescued, one body was fished out in the night," said Shailesh Balkawade, SP, Nagpur Rural.

According to the officer, out of 11 people on the boat, at least eight were from Nagpur.

He said the incident was witnessed by a local who in turn alerted the police control room, following which a rescue operation was undertaken.

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first published:July 10, 2017, 10:44 IST