25 people feared drowned in boat mishap in Bihar

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Barh, Oct 01 (UNI) Altogether 25 people was feared missing when their boat capsized midstream in the Dagrain river near here in Patna district tonight.

Preliminary reports quoting Barh Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Ashok Kumar Chowdhury, camping near the spot, said the mishap occurred when the countrymade boat was ferrying about 35 people from Patwaria Ghat to Darbe Bhador area on the other side of the mighty river when it was caught in the swirling current and capsized immediately.

All the passengers fell into the river and went missing.

Though ten passengers swam to safety, 25 others could not be traced so far.

Soon a number of boats were pressed into service by the district adminisatration, but none could be rescued though the search operation was still continuing in the dark.

Incidentally, the river was flowing over danger mark for the past few days following incessent rain in the district.

UNI

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