New Delhi: In a bizarre incident, a boat carrying eleven people including a BJP MLA, capsized during Ganpati Visarjan in Kolhapur on Saturday.

The BJP MLA Suresh Halvankar and eleven other people fell into the water soon after getting on to the boat. Few of them managed to swim back to the bank and others were rescued later.

Earlier this week, 8 people drowned and four others went missing in Karnataka on Ganesh Chaturthi after a boat capsized in Tungabadhra river near Hadonahalli.

Ganesh Chaturthi is a Hindu festival in which Ganesh idols are immersed in a large body of water such as the sea, river or a lake.

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