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Boat overturns at IPS officers meet in Bhopal; occupants safe

The incident occurred during the dragon boat race, which was a part of adventure water sports in the IPS meet.

Published: 20th February 2020 05:42 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th February 2020 05:42 PM   |  A+A-

Eight people, including IPS officers, were rescued after their boat capsized in Badi Jheel, during an IPS meet water sports event in Bhopal

Eight people, including IPS officers, were rescued after their boat capsized in Badi Jheel, during an IPS meet water sports event in Bhopal. (Photo| ANI)

By PTI

BHOPAL: A boat overturned during a water sports activity at a Indian Police Services (IPS) officers' meet at Boat Club in the Upper Lake area of Madhya Pradesh's Bhopal city on Thursday, an official said. All occupants of the boat are safe, as they were wearing life jackets and rescuers were also present in the vicinity during the event, he added.

The incident occurred during the dragon boat race, which was a part of adventure water sports in the IPS meet, a public relations officer of the police headquarters said. The boat carrying family members of senior officers and a couple of IPS officers overturned during the race, he added.

Madhya Pradesh IPS Association president Vijay Yadav said the incident wasn't serious, as the race was a part of water sports activities. "It was normal. Such incidents do occur during the water sports events. All the occupants were wearing life jackets and safety arrangements were in place," he said.

The two-day IPS meet, which started on Wednesday, was inaugurated by Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath.

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