• Rajasthan

    Cong 99
    BJP 81
    RLM 0
    OTH 19
  • Madhya Pradesh

    Cong 114
    BJP 102
    BSP 3
    OTH 6
  • Chhattisgarh

    Cong 53
    BJP 26
    JCC 9
    OTH 1
  • Telangana

    TRS-AIMIM 82
    TDP-Cong 25
    BJP 6
    OTH 6
  • Mizoram

    MNF 25
    Cong 10
    BJP 1
    OTH 4

* Total Tally Reflects Leads + Wins

Boat capsize in Baghpat: 22 people dead in tragedy; CM Yogi Adityanath announces Rs 2 lakh relief

By: | Published: September 14, 2017 12:37 PM

At least 22 people drowned and many others were missing after an overloaded boat capsized in the Yamuna River here today.

here today. Yamuna River, Magistrate Bhawani Singh, Yogi AdityanathAt least 22 people drowned and many others were missing after an overloaded boat capsized in the Yamuna River here today. (Image: IE)

At least 22 people drowned and many others were missing after an overloaded boat capsized in the Yamuna River here today.  The boat was carrying 60 people, District Magistrate Bhawani Singh said.  The boat sank close to Katha village, 20 km from the district headquarters.  Police and PAC personnel have fished out 22 bodies so far while 10 others have been rescued, he said. A search was on to trace others.  “The boat was ferrying passengers more than its capacity. Most of the passengers of the ill-fated boat were women. As soon as the boat reached mid-stream it capsized,” the district magistrate said. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expressed grief over the incident.

In a tweet, he issued instructions that the kin of the deceased be given Rs 2 lakh as relief from the chief minister’s relief fund.  The chief minister also directed the district magistrate to immediately provide succour to the affected people, Principal Secretary (Information) Awanish Awasthi said. He said a probe has been ordered into the incident.

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