Several people missing after boat sinks in Ganga

A number of people ferrying in a boat over the Ganga river went missing after the boat sank midstream at Sahibganj district of Jharkhand.

Last Updated: Jun 17, 2012, 19:28 PM IST

Sahibganj (Jharkhand): A number of people ferrying in a boat over the Ganga river went missing after the boat sank midstream at Sahibganj district of Jharkhand.

"Six persons have been rescued and admitted to a hospital," Superintendent of Police A Vijay Laxmi said, adding rescue operation has begun to trace the others.

She said the boat was ferrying the passengers from Bijlighati to Harprasad in the district when the mishap took place.
Deputy Commissioner Ashok Sharma said the boat was carrying about 25 passengers after Sunday Haat.

PTI