One dead, 7 missing as boat carrying 50 agricultural labourers capsizes in Bihar’s Bhagalpur

The remaining people on the boat either swam to safety or were rescued by SDRF personnel, while the search for missing persons is still on

Press Trust of India November 06, 2020 10:11:57 IST
One dead, 7 missing as boat carrying 50 agricultural labourers capsizes in Bihar’s Bhagalpur

A boat capsized in Bihar's Bhagalpur. ANI

Bhagalpur: A boat carrying nearly 50 people capsized in Bihar's Bhagalpur district on Thursday, killing a 40-year-old woman, while seven others were feared drowned, officials said.

The remaining people on the boat either swam to safety or were rescued by SDRF personnel, a senior official said.

The incident took place in Naugachia police district, around 30 km from Bhagalpur, when agricultural labourers were crossing a river by a boat to go to their fields, Bhagalpur District Magistrate Pranav Kumar said.

"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," Kumar 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.

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