At the very least 14 folks have drowned in three boat capsize incidents reported from as many flood-hit districts of Bihar, officers mentioned right here on Wednesday.
Whereas 9 deaths had been reported from Khagaria district, Saharsa and Darbhanga accounted for 3 and two casualties, respectively.
Khagaria District Justice of the Peace Alok Ranjan Ghosh mentioned the deceased in his district had been among the many greater than 20 folks using a ship that capsized within the Gandak river, in Mansi police station space, late Tuesday night time.
Whereas 12 folks swam to security, the precise variety of those that have gone lacking was not identified, he mentioned, including the State Catastrophe Response Drive was persevering with with its search operation.
The 9 deceased embody 5 females and 4 males. The youngest amongst them are a 10-year-old boy and a woman, aged 12.
In Darbhanga, the mishap occurred in Hayaghat police station space, SHO Amarendra Kumar mentioned.
He mentioned that on Tuesday night time a ship carrying 13 folks overturned within the Kareh river. Whereas 10 folks swam to security, the our bodies of two ladies, aged 40-45 years, had been recovered by the NDRF after a number of hours of search operation.
A 16-year-old boy was nonetheless untraceable, he added.
In Saharsa, a ship carrying 13 folks capsized within the Kosi river below Silkhua police station space.
Based on the Sub Divisional Officer of Simri, Birendra Kumar, eight folks swam to security, whereas three our bodies have been recovered. The deceased embody a five-year-old boy and his father, moreover a 15-year-old lady.
The boy’s mom, aged 25 years, moreover one other individual, had been but to be traced.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar issued an announcement expressing grief over the loss of life and ordered expeditious cost of ex-gratia to all bereaved households.