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Bihar: Boat Carrying Farmers Capsizes In Ganga River, 2 Missing

Two people went missing after a boat capsized in the Ganga River in Mahavir Tola village in Bihar’s Maner district on Sunday morning. According to the police, the boat was ferrying around 10 to 12 farmers. “In the morning, around 7 am to 8 am, a few farmers were taking their vegetables in a boat, […]

Two people went missing after a boat capsized in the Ganga River in Mahavir Tola village in Bihar’s Maner district on Sunday morning. According to the police, the boat was ferrying around 10 to 12 farmers.

“In the morning, around 7 am to 8 am, a few farmers were taking their vegetables in a boat, and as they were about to reach the Mahavir Tola ghat, the boat capsized,” Maner police station head Sunil Kumar Bhagat told news agency ANI.

The State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) immediately reached the incident spot and rescue operations are currently underway.

More information is anticipated.

In the meantime, reports of other boat capsizing occurrences have surfaced within the past two months.

On May 9, in the Pulwama area of Jammu and Kashmir, a boat sank in the Jhelum River, leaving two passengers missing. Seven of the nine laborers on board the boat, according to the officials, were rescued.

“Nine people were crossing the river; They were doing some work on the other side of the river. Unfortunately, the boat capsized…The State Disaster Response Force, police administration, and paramilitary forces carried out a rescue operation,” Pampore Tehsildar Asif Ali said.

A similar incident took place, last month in which seven people, including two children and their mother, were killed after a boat capsized in the Jhelum River in the Gandbal area. The incident took place on April 16 at around 8 am as the wooden boat headed east from Gandabal towards Batwara in the Jammu and Kashmir capital, with 15 passengers on board.

The majority of the kids on board attended school across the river at the Kendriya Vidyalaya in Sonwar, according to the authorities.

The Jammu and Kashmir government gave each family that lost a loved one and each injured person an ex gratia relief of ₹five lakh shortly after the disaster.

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