Major boat accident in Katihar, ten people drowned in river, five people missing, bodies of two women found

Pankaj Prasad
Major boat accident in Katihar
Major boat accident in Katihar

There has been a big boat accident in the river in Katihar, Bihar.

A boat full of passengers sank in the Barandi river in Marghia of Barari block area of ​​Katihar. 10 people drowned in the river after the boat capsized. Five people are missing in the accident. Divers have retrieved the bodies of two women from the river. Whereas, three people were somehow saved from drowning by local divers. After getting information about the incident, a large number of villagers reached the banks of the river. At the same time, the police force also reached the spot. It is being told that the accident took place due to the strong current in the river. Divers are searching for missing people. Top police officers have reached the spot.

people returning from work

Local people said that most of the villagers in the boat were returning after working. Apart from this, children and women were also involved. Suddenly the boat staggered in the middle of the river. The accident happened before the sailors could understand anything. Two children and three women are among the missing. Those whose bodies were found have been identified as Mahesh Paswan's wife Uma (42) and Dinesh Paswan's daughter Ruby (12). At the same time, Shakeel (6 years) father Iftekhar Alam, Kunti Devi (42 years) husband Mahesh Paswan, Babita Kumari (19 years) father Jagdish Paswan, Dukhan Paswan (51 years) father Late Ramoutar Paswan and Ruchi Kumari (16 years) drowned among the missing. ) Father Dukhan Paswan is involved.

Relief work stopped due to darkness

It was evening shortly after the incident. In such a situation, there was a big problem in the rescue and relief work. After this, the relief work has been stopped till the night. Local people say that there were many small children aboard the boat, information about it has not been received yet. As people are getting information about the accident. Arriving at the scene of the incident in search of himself. As soon as the news of the incident was received, representatives of West Barinagar Panchayat Abdullah, Niyamatur Rahman, MLA Vijay Singh, ZIP member Gunsagar Paswan, JDU President Manoj Kushwaha, BDO Puran Sah, CO Lalan Kumar Mandal, SHO Vidhanchandra, CI Mrityunjya Kumar reached the spot. Five bodies will be searched again on Sunday.