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Four Dead, Several Missing As Boat Capsizes In Yamuna In UP’s Banda District

The incident took place when the boat was travelling from Marka to Jarauli Ghat in Fatehpur district.

Boat capsize
A boat full of passengers capsized in the Yamuna river in Banda.

Banda: At least four people died and several were missing after a boat capsized in the Yamuna river in Uttar Pradesh’s Banda district. The boat was carrying around 30-35 people from Marka to Jarauli Ghat in Fatehpur district.

According to latest reports, at least 15 people were rescued while 17 others were missing as the search operation took place with the help of divers, police said.

At least seven to eight people swam to safety and many are feared drowned, news agency PTI cited Additional SP Lakshmi Niwas Mishra.

Condoling the loss of lives, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath directed the officials to immediately rush teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), and the State DRF (SDRF) on the spot.

The Chief Minister directed senior officials of the district administration to reach the spot and supervise relief and rescue operations. He has also asked the officials to ensure that best treatment is provided to the injured.