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Massive! Boat Carrying 32 Students Overturned; Many Still Missing

A boat capsized in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district this morning that was carrying 32 students who were being taken to school.

Edited By : Pranjal Gupta | Updated: Sep 14, 2023 14:56 IST
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Boat Carrying 32 Students Overturned; Many Still Missing
Boat Carrying 32 Students Overturned; Many Still Missing

New Delhi: A boat capsized in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district this morning that was carrying 32 students who were being taken to school.

The incident took place near Madhupur Patti Ghat along the Bagmati river in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar told reporters that senior district officials, including the district magistrate, have been sent to the accident site and said help and support would be provided to the families of the children. support.

“A rescue operation is underway… I have asked the district concerned to look into this matter urgently. The state government will provide all support to the affected families,” he said.

A team from the National Disaster Response Force was also at the scene.

“There is information of 10 persons missing, 15-20 persons rescued so far. Search operation underway,” says Ajay Kumar, Disaster Management officer, Muzaffarpur.

(This is a developing story. More details to be added as the information arrive.)

First published on: Sep 14, 2023 02:56 PM IST

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