UP: Nearly 18 people died as boat overturned in Yamuna river on Thursday. The boat was going to Haryana from Baghpat in Uttar Pradesh. As per the reports, the death toll is likely to increase.
At the time of incident, nearly 50 people were on the boat when it capsized. Nearly 10 people swam to shelter whereas about 31 passengers are misplaced. The rescue operations is underway by district administration.
There were nearly 35 passengers, district magistrate Bhawani Singh affirmed.
“The boat was ferrying passengers more than its capacity. Most of the passengers of the ill-fated boat were women. As soon as the boat reached mid-stream it capsized,” the district magistrate asserted.
The boat used to be operated by Patha villagers in Baghpat daily to work.
UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath articulated sorrow over the issue and proclaimed Rs 2 lakh reprieve for victims’ parents. A investigation is in the process.
On Delhi-Saharanpur highway, Angry villagers and family members of the sufferers jammed traffic following investigating the dead bodies on road. The villagers even pelted stones at the cops and set few vehicles on fire. The strikers are ordering reward for the parents of the victims.