Shikha Chaurasia

Patna, November 5, 2020:

In Bhagalpur, Bihar, five people died after a boat capsized, while many people are said to be missing. The accident took place in Karari Tintanga Diara of Naugachia. The boat overturned in the Ganges subdivision.

The people working in the fields said that around 100 people were on the boat. The team of the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) has left to tend to the situation. So far five corpses have been found, while the condition of 15 people remains critical.

It is being told that many people got out of the boat for Diara from Tintanga on Thursday morning. Women were also present in the boat. The situation was normal when the boat left Mahto Bahiyar Ghat. As soon as the boat reached Dhar, it overturned due to being trapped in the vortex under the strong current. When the accident happened, 100 people were in the boat at that time.

Soon, the labourers working in the field saved the lives of some people, out of which 15 are in critical condition. The rescue operation is being conducted by the local administration on the spot. The team of SDRF has been sent to the spot. So far five corpses have been recovered, while many are missing.

There is an atmosphere of chaos in the village due to the overturning of the boat. The injured are being treated at the local PHC.

Locals said that many other people aboard the boat could not be traced. The help of local divers is being taken.