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6 missing after boat capsizes in Ganga River in Bihar

Jun 16, 2024 02:50 PM IST

Bihar boat mishap: The boat, carrying 17 people, mostly belonging to a family, overturned in river Ganga near Umanath ganga ghat.

Several people are feared drowned after a boat capsized in the Ganga River in Bihar. Local authorities have confirmed that 17 individuals were on board at the time of the mishap.

Boat capsizes in river Ganga: Six people are still missing as search and rescue operation continues.
Boat capsizes in river Ganga: Six people are still missing as search and rescue operation continues.

Barh Sub-Divisional Officer (SDO) Shubham Kumar said the mishap took place at around 9.15 am near Umanath ganga ghat when the boat carrying 17 people, mostly belonging to a family, overturned midway.

The boat overturned and sank in the middle of the Ganga river, he said.

“While 11 people have been rescued so far…some of them managed to swim to safety and reach the shore of the river, six are still missing,” Kumar told reporters.

On getting information, officials of the district administration and police personnel reached the spot and started rescue operations with the help of locals to trace the whereabouts of the missing occupants of the ill-fated boat, said the SDM.

"We are also engaging personnel of the state disaster relief force. We are trying to ascertain the identity of the missing persons," the SDM added.

More details are awaited.

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