The Bihar Post

Overcrowded boat sinks in river Ganga in Bihar, 21 dead


PATNA: At least 21 people died after an overcrowded boat sank in river Ganga today.

The incident took place near NIT ghat in Patna on Saturday evening, sending shock waves in the areas.

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As per reports, the victims were going across the Ganges to participate in the kite festival being organized by the tourism department when the boat sank.

Witnesses said the boat was carrying around 70 passengers much beyond its capacity.

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The chief minister Nitish Kumar while expressing shock over the incident had ordered an inquiry into the incident. The chief minister has also ordered the authorities to provide immediate compensation to the victim families.

RJD president Lalu Prasad also expressed shock.

The Opposition party blamed government’s negligence for the incident alleging the government was only busy branding its image.

Image Caption: Floating bodies of the victims in the river.s

Image Courtesy: Dainik Jagran

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