India: 35 pilgrims drown crossing the Ganges

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June 14, 2010 09:37

 
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LUCKNOW, India — At least 35 people are feared drowned after a boat capsized on the Ganges river in northern India early Monday, police said.

The crowded vessel was carrying 60-70 people traveling to a temple for a religious function, according to local police official Shivendra Yadav.

Passengers on the boat, which was meant to carry about 30 passengers, were mostly women and children from Ujveria village in Uttar Pradesh state, who were going to visit a temple across the river, Yadav said.

"As the boat entered the midstream it failed to take the weight of the people and collapsed," Yadav said.

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