Moradabad: A mother and her child were saved by divers, while three others, including her husband alongwith seven-year-old son, drowned when their boat capsized in river Dhela in Bhagatpur here.
The incident occurred yesterday when eight persons got on to a boat which was not fit for use to cross the river, According to SDM of Thakur Dwara, Rajeshwar Singh said.
When the boat was in middle of the river, it got disbalanced and turned upside down, he said.
Shameali, son Adan (7) and one unknown person died in the incident. While, his wife Shahida (30) and three year old Adkan were saved, their elder son of Ali,7, one Naval Kishore, another unknown are missing, Singh said.
An operation has been launched to find those missing but the weather is creating problem in it, he said, adding, the oarsman is on run and a search to nab him is on.