1 dead, 10 injured as boat capsizes in Ganga

PATNA: One person was drowned while ten others while ten others sustained serious injuries after a country boat capsized in the Ganga River here this evening.

Patna City Superintendent of Police Chandan Kushwaha said one person, whose identity was yet to ascertained, died by drowning while ten others have been taken to Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) after receiving injuries in the boat tragedy.

About 40 persons were on board the boat which was coming to Ranighat in Patna from Sabalpur diara (riverine) on the other side of River Ganga after watching kite flying on the occasion of Makar Sankranti.

Some persons swam to safety, while some families were complaining of missing members, the SP said adding, a search operation is on. (AGENCIES)