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12 feared drowned as boat capsizes in UP

Twelve children were on Friday feared drowned when their boat capsized in the Ganga river at Raalpur ghat under Saraini police station area, police said. The boat was ferrying eighteen persons belonging to Kanjas village when it sank in the river.

india Updated: Nov 07, 2014 23:48 IST
PTI

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.

First Published: Nov 07, 2014 13:52 IST