Boat overturns in Bahraich district of UP, six killed

Lucknow: According to information given by the police, minimum of six persons have been killed while more than a dozen are missing after a boat capsized in Bahraich district of Uttar Pradesh.

The incident took place in the Saryu River at Pipraghat in Ramgaon. The dead include two children.

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The overcrowded boat was said to have been in a dilapidated condition. Most of the passengers were headed home after an overnight stay at the Matiyari fair, an annual event, a police officer said.

Six bodies have been fished out of the water so far and those missing are being searched for by the PAC divers, an official said.

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