42 feared drowned in boat capsize incidents in UP

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Lakhimpur Kheri/Azamgarh, Aug 1 (UNI) As many as 42 people were feared drowned in separate incident ofboat capsize mishaps in Lakhimpur Kheri and Azamgarh districts of Uttar Pradesh today.

Bodies of 13 people so far have been fished out, police confirmed.

Twenty people were suspected drowned after their boat capsized mid-stream in the swollen Gomti river at Semra ghat in Pasgavan colony, official reports from Lakhimpur Kheri stated.

Among them, bodies of five people have been fished out, while 15 others were still missing.

In another incident of boat capsize in Kandhrapur colony at village Gayaspur in Azamgarh, 22 students were feared drowned. Eight bodies have been recovered till now. The students were returning from a college in Kandharpur, when the mishap occurred.

Meanwhile, efforts to recover the missing bodies were still on.

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