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20 feared drowned in boat tragedy in river Ganga

Written by: Staff

Hajipur, Bihar, Aug 31: At least 20 people were feared drowned when a boat capsized midstream in the Ganga near Jafrabad Ghat in Vaishali district today.

District Magistrate Lalan Singh said the boat was ferrying passengers from Maroofganj of Patna district to Jafrabad.

Five people swam to safety.

He said that divers have been pressed into service to fish out the bodies.

Senior police and administrative officers were monitoring the rescue operation.


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