Six drown as boats capsize in Bihar
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Last Updated: Wednesday, October 05, 2011, 16:50
Muzaffarpur/Motihari: Six persons drowned and two others went missing in two separate incidents of boat capsizing in Bihar's Muzaffarpur and East Champaran district, police said on Wednesday.

A boat, carrying 15 passengers and coming from Ghanshyampur village of Muzaffarpur district, sank in the swollen Lakhandei river today, they said adding that while ten of them swam to safety, three drowned and two went missing. The bodies were fished out from the river by local divers, police said.

In another incident in East Champaran district, three persons drowned when a small boat sank in Machowaman lake last night, they said.

According to the police, six villagers were sailing on the boat to their native Belpurva village from a fair at Manapur hamlet, when it turned turtle.

While three persons swam to safety, as many drowned in the lake, they said adding that all the bodies have been fished out.


First Published: Wednesday, October 05, 2011, 16:50

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