One person died and several others went missing on Thursday after their boat capsized in river Ganga in Bihar's Bhagalpur. The incident took place in Naugachhia area in Gopalpur earlier today. The boat had about 50 people onboard.
The passengers were said to be travelling towards Diyara for agricultural activities. As the boat capsized, locals standing near a ghat rushed immediately to help out those drowning in the river.
After strenous efforts, about 43 persons were rescued safely. However, so far there has been no success in tracing the seven others. A body was also recovered during the operation. Some of those who suffered injuries during the incident were rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment.
"One body has been recovered so far. She has been identified as Sunaina Devi, a resident of Tintanga in Gopalpur police station area in Naugachia. Seven people are still missing," the DM told PTI. A team of the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) has reached the spot and efforts were on to recover the seven missing persons, he added.