UP: 15 feared drowned in boat capsize

As many as 15 people were today feared drowned as the boat in which they were crossing the Yamuna river capsized in Chakarnagar area, an official said.

Last Updated: Feb 20, 2013, 22:54 PM IST

Etawah: As many as 15 people were today feared drowned as the boat in which they were crossing the Yamuna river capsized in Chakarnagar area, an official said.

The boat was carrying 22 people when it capsized, Circle Officer of Charnagar Rajbir Singh said, adding seven of them swam to safety.

They were returning home after taking part in a religious function, he said.
Senior Police Officials rushed to the spot and supervised efforts to trace the missing persons.

With release of water in the Yamuna in view of the ongoing Maha Kumbh in Allahabad, the level of the river has gone up. This has also damaged the Pantoon bridge on the river forcing people to use boat for crossing it.

PTI