At least 24 dead as boat capsizes in eastern India

By REUTERS
January 15, 2017 09:05

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

Twenty-four bodies have been recovered and rescue operations are underway in India's eastern Bihar province after a boat capsized in the river Ganges, police said on Sunday (January 15).

The accident occurred in Patna district when the boat was ferrying people who were returning after a kite festival during the festival of 'Makar Sankranti.'The vessel, which had taken people for a free ride from the Ganga Ghat, was reportedly overcrowded and capsized.

"Until now 24 bodies have been recovered. One has not been identified, whereas 23 have been identified," said Manu Maharaj, Senior Superintendent of Police, in Patna on Sunday (January 15) morning.



A large crowd of onlookers, including relatives of missing passengers, gathered by the riverbank and many were seen distraught and in tears.

The rescued were admitted in the Patna Medical College and Hospital.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Breaking news
June 24, 2019
IMF hopes Lebanon parliament will approve budget ASAP-finance ministry

By REUTERS

Cookie Settings