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At least 13 feared drowned in Bihar boat mishap

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 17:44

Ara: At least 13 persons are feared drowned when a country boat sank in river Ganga at Kewatia village of Bihar`s Bhojpur district, official sources said on Wednesday.

The mishap took place last night when nearly 20 persons were returning home in a country boat after working in their field on the other side of the river, Sub Divisional Officer Madhav Prasad said.
While some passengers swam to safety, some others were rescued with the help of locals but there was no information about 13 passengers, he said.
NDRF (National Disaster Relief Force) personnel are still searching for the missing persons, he said.


First Published: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 17:44
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