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Bihar: Boat capsizes in Saryu river in Saran, 2 bodies found, 7 still missing

The top officials of local administration rushed to the spot. They called the police and the rescue teams to search for the missing people. At least two persons were killed in the incident.

Edited By: Raju Kumar @rajudelhi123 Saran (Bihar) Updated on: November 01, 2023 23:55 IST
The locals gather at the spot where the incident took place
Image Source : INDIA TV/BIPIN The locals gather at the spot where the incident took place

A boat carrying 19 people capsized in the Saryu river in Bihar's Saran on Wednesday, said the officials. So far 2 bodies have been found, 10 people rescued, said DM Saran Aman Samir. Seven people are still missing, he added.

"There is a possibility of 19 people drowning after the boat capsised in the Saryu at Matiyar Ghat in Manjhi. The people who were drowned included both men and women. The accident happened when the people on the boat were returning after farming work," the officials said.

According to initial reports, all the people were returning in a small boat which was overturned after a strong wave of the water hit the boat.

 All the administrative staff including DM, SP, and SDM of the district reached the spot and ordered a search operation in the river.

Rescue operation continues

Meanwhile, due to the onset of the night, the officials were facing trouble in carrying out the rescue operations. The reason for the boat capsizing is not yet known. A large number of people gathered near the ghat where the incident happened. The local villagers also came forward to help officials in the search operations.

(Report by Bipin)

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