Seven dead as boat capsizes, many missing

Seven bodies were fished out while three others are missing in the boat capsize in Ganga at Bhagalpur on Saturday, as Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh for next of kins of victims.

Sub divisional officer, Kahalgaon, Sanjay Kumar said after day-long efforts, six more bodies have been fished out from the river, mostly of women and girls.
Body of a woman was recovered in morning, he added.

Search is on for three missing, he said.

Tragedy struck when the country boat capsized in Ganga in Bhagalpur district this morning, with at least 25 people, including women and children on board.

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