Bihar: 5 dead after boat capsizes in river Ganga

Bihar boat capsize

New Delhi, Jan 31: At least five persons reportedly died after a boat carrying 15 people capsized in river Ganga in Patna’s Fatuha on Wednesday. 

The accident took place near Mastana ghat in Fatuha when hundreds of people had gathered for a dip in the Ganga river on the occasion of Maghi Purnima.

A total of 15 people were on the boat when it capsized. Five people swam to safety.

“Five bodies were recovered by the villagers while another five are still missing,” a police officer said.

A rescue operation was underway by the state disaster response force.

Meanwhile, Bihar govt announces Rs 4 lakh compensation to the families of those who died in the boat capsize incident.


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