45 feared drowned as boat capsizes

One person was killed and 45 others were feared drowned when an overcrowded boat capsized in the turbulent Gandak river in Bihar`s West Champaran district Friday morning.

Last Updated: Jul 02, 2010, 11:42 AM IST

Bettiah: One person was killed and 45 others were feared drowned when an overcrowded boat capsized in the turbulent Gandak river in Bihar`s West Champaran district Friday morning.

The police said the overloaded boat was going to Bhagwanpur from Ranha village when it capsized near Ghoria Ghat.

One body has been fished out from the swollen river while local divers searched for 45 missing persons.

Senior district officials were supervising the rescue and relief operation, the police said.

PTI