India: Boat capsizes on Ganges River, at least 22 dead

October 11, 2010 08:40


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PATNA, India — A boat carrying dozens of farm workers capsized Sunday on the flooded Ganges River in eastern India, killing at least 22 people, police said.

The death toll is likely to rise because more than a dozen others were reported missing in the accident near Buxar, a town in Bihar state, said Neelmani, the state director-general of police.

The accident occurred as the poor farm workers were returning home after working in nearby villages.

Monsoon rains have swelled the river in recent days.

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