Twelve children were on Friday feared drowned when their boat capsized in the Ganga river at Raalpur ghat under Saraini police station area here, police said.
The boat was ferrying eighteen persons belonging to Kanjas village when it sank in the river. Six of the boat occupants swam to safety, Superintendent of Police N Kolanchi said.
Two of the bodies identified as that of Shipli (15) and Raunaq (10) have been recovered, while a hunt was on for the others, the SP said.
Those missing are Shewta (16), Komal (12), Shivani (14), Shagun (15), Chotey (12), Sunil (15), Deepak (13), Suraj (16), Asha (7) and Lala (11), he added.