Two Missing As Boat Capsizes In Ganga River, Rescue Operation Underway In Bihar’s Maner

Two Missing As Boat Capsizes In Ganga River, Rescue Operation Underway In Bihar’s Maner


New Delhi: In Maner, Bihar, a distressing incident unfolded on Sunday as a boat capsized in the Ganga River near Mahavir Tola village, leaving two individuals missing. 

According to ANI reports, a search operation is underway for the missing people.

 

According to Sunil Kumar Bhagat, the head of the Maner police station, the incident took place Sunday morning. “In the morning, around 7-8 am, a few farmers were taking their vegetables in a boat, and as they were about to reach the Mahavir Tola ghat, the boat capsized. Except for 2 people, the rest of them swam and came to the shore… a search operation is underway, SDRF (State Disaster Response Force) team has reached (the site)… as per eyewitnesses, there were 10-12 people in the boat.”

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Month After Odisha Boat Accident

In a similar incident, at least two persons were killed and seven others missing as a boat capsized in the Mahanadi River in Odisha’s Jharsuguda district on April 19.

The incident occurred when the boat, reportedly carrying approximately 50 passengers, was on its way from Patharseni Kuda to Banjipalli in Bargarh district, according to PTI reports.

In response to the accident, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik declared an ex-gratia amount of Rs 4 lakh to be provided to the next of kin of the deceased. 



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