Amli Dam accident in Surat: 2 more bodies were found on the first day, 3 more bodies were found on the fifth day, the search for two missing is still going on, the accident happened while going fishing

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Seven people aboard were drowned when a fishing boat sank in a dam in Gujarat’s Surat district’s Mandvi taluka on Tuesday morning. The bodies of two people were found on the first day. At the same time, on the fifth day today, three more bodies have been taken out, but still two people are missing, who are being searched. Let me tell you, there were a total of 10 people on the boat, out of which three people, including two women, swam to the shore.

Fire teams of Bardoli, Surat and Mandvi are currently engaged in rescue work.

Deputy Superintendent Rupal Solanki said that seven people had drowned in deep water in Amli Dam located in Mandvi. Out of which the bodies of two were retrieved within the day itself. The search was on for five others, including two women and three men. All the victims of the accident are residents of Amli village.

The victims belong to the local tribe and their means of livelihood is fishing.

The victims belong to the local tribe and their means of livelihood is fishing. All of them are members of the cooperative society, which deals in fishing. The police official said that the government has given permission to the villagers to fish from the dam. These people regularly go by boat to the island built in the middle of the dam and then catch the fish by casting their nets. They also cut grass for the animals from the island itself.

Even on Tuesday morning, 10 local people, including four women, were going towards the island, during which their boat was torched. This was probably due to bad weather and strong winds. Where the boat sank, the depth is 60 to 70 feet. Fire teams of Bardoli, Surat and Mandvi are currently engaged in rescue work.

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