Boat capsizes in Begusarai, bodies of five children recovered

At least five children drowned when a boat capsized in Begusarai district in Bihar on Sunday.

Last Updated: Mar 13, 2016, 15:53 PM IST
Boat capsizes in Begusarai, bodies of five children recovered
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Begusarai: At least five children drowned when a boat capsized at Sigraila chaur in Kumhar Sang village in Begusarai district in Bihar on Sunday, officials confirmed.

The five bodies have been fished out and divers have been pressed into service to find out the remaining five children, a police officer said.

The 13 children, residents of Kumhar Sang village, had gone boating for recreation when the mishap occurred, he said, adding three children swam to safety.

The deceased have been identified as Rupam Kumari (8), Abhishek Kumar (10), Jhitni Kumari (12), Chhotki Kumari (8) and Sachin Kumar (10), the officer said.

Deputy Superintendent of Police Virendra Kumar has reached the spot and is overseeing the rescue operation, he added.

Search operations are on and an inquiry has been ordered.