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26 women drown as boats capsize

July 13, 2009|Times Wire Reports

Two boats capsized in western India when the passengers panicked after seeing a bolt of lightning, police said. Twenty-six women drowned.

Rescuers saved four passengers and two crew from the Wainganga River after the accident, said police. Eight other women are missing.

After seeing a massive bolt of lightning, the women -- farm laborers on their way home from work -- panicked and the boats capsized in the chaos.

The accident was in Bhandara, Maharashtra state, about 575 miles northeast of the state capital, Mumbai.

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