Patna: At least five persons were killed and five others went missing after a boat capsized in Bihar`s Patna district on Wednesday.
The accident took place near Mastana ghat in Fatuha when hundreds of people had gathered for a dip in the Ganga river on the occasion of Maghi Purnima.
The boat was carrying at least 15 people when it capsized.
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Five of those were drowned managed to swim to safety.
A senior police officer confirmed that at least five bodies have been recovered by the villagers while another five are still missing.
Meanwhile, the state disaster response force has started a rescue operation.
The Nitish Kumar government has announced a compensation of Rs 4 lakh each for the families of the victims.
(With IANS inputs)