25 die in two separate tragic incidents in rivers Yamuna, Ganga

14 September 2017, 12:20 PM

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.

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.

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First Published: Thursday, September 14, 2017 09:22 AM
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