Boat capsizes in Bihar, six dead
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Last Updated: Sunday, October 17, 2010, 18:19
Patna: Six persons drowned on Sunday as a boat carrying about 40 people capsized in river Punpun near Behrampur village here, police said.

The toll is likely to increase, Superintendent of Police Chatranil Singh said adding senior civil and department officials rushed to the spot to supervise rescue works.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has expressed sorrow at the death of six people and extended his condolences to the bereaved families.

Kumar has also asked the Disaster Management department and the district administration to intensify rescue and relief works, an official release said.


First Published: Sunday, October 17, 2010, 18:19

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