At least 19 people were killed and 12 others were rescued & admitted to a local hospital after a boat carrying 60 capsized in river Yamuna in Uttar Pradesh’s Baghpat on Thursday.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday announced compensation of Rs 2 lakh each for kin of those dead in Baghpat boat capsize incident.
"Death toll in Baghpat boat capsize rises to 19," Baghpat DM Bhawani Singh said.
In a separate incident, at least 6 people were killed after drowning in river Ganga in Bihar’s Maranchi. The police were rushed to the spot to take stock of the situation.
#UPDATE Death toll in Baghpat boat capsize rises to 19: Baghpat DM Bhawani Singh— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) September 14, 2017
Earlier, a similar incident happed on July 10 wherein a boat carrying 11 people including three boatmen capsized in Vena River in Nagpur. One person died while 7 others were feared drowned.
"Seven people are feared drowned in the incident which occurred between 6 pm and 6:30 pm. While three persons including two boatmen and a college student were rescued, one body was fished out in the night," said Shailesh Balkawade, SP, Nagpur Rural.