Bihar : overcrowded boat capsized in Ganga River, Eight feared drowned


Bihar :  Eight persons were feared drowned while 20 others swam to safety today when an overcrowded boat capsized in Ganga River in Manihari area in the district, police said. Local divers and an NDRF team were pressed into service to search for those missing, Manihari circle officer Chandra Kumar said. The incident occurred near Singal Tola on Thursday as the boat carrying people returning home from work in the fields, was overloaded, Kumar said.

Baldeo Mandal and Satish Paswan, two persons who swam to safety, said six missing persons hailed from Naya Tola Baghmara while two belonged to Mandal Tola.The injured are being treated at Manihari primary health centre, the official said.