Bihar boat tragedy: Death toll rises to 20, rescue ops underway

Patna, Jan 15 (ANI): At least 20 people were drowned, including some minors, when a boat, carrying 40 people, capsized in river Ganga, allegedly because of overloading. Efforts are on to look for possible survivors and bodies. According to police officials they are camping at the river bank, close to which the tragedy occurred in order to find the remaining bodies. The passengers were returning to Ranighat in Patna from Sabalpur diara across the river after watching a kite festival on occasion of ‘Makar Sankranti’.

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