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Bihar: 20 feared drowned in boat mishap
October 01, 2007 23:47 IST
Altogether 20 people were feared drowned when their boat capsized midstream in the Dagrain river near Barh in Patna, Bihar.
According to reports reaching district headquarters, 15 out of the 35 passengers travelling in the boat swam to safety.
Preliminary reports quoting Barh Sub-Divisional Police Officer Ashok Kumar Chowdhury, who is camping near the spot, said the mishap occurred when the boat was ferrying people from Patwaria Ghat to Darbe Bhador area on the other side of the river. It was caught in the swirling current and capsized immediately.
As such all the passengers fell into the river and went missing.