Five drown as boat capsizes in UP



Mirzapur: At least five persons drowned in the river Ganga and 12 others are missing in a boat capsize in Chilha area here today, police said.

The incident occurred this morning when the boat carrying 22 people was crossing the river from Balliparwa to Bhanauti village.

Five bodies have been fished out till now, while as many swam to safety, SHO Chilha Sriram Verma said.

Senior officials have reached the spot and attempts were on to trace the missing people, who are feared drowned.

PTI