19 dead in tragedy, CM Yogi Adityanath announces compensation

Baghpat, UP: 19 drown after boat carrying 60 capsizes in Yamuna

At least 19 dead after boat capsizes in Uttar Pradesh's Baghpat, CM Yogi Adityanath announces compensation

Rescue operations are now underway with a team of NDRF on the spot. "Twelve others were rescued alive and have been admitted in local hospital".

Chief Minister Adityanath has announced compensation of Rs 2 lakh each for the victims' families, ANI reported.

At least 22 people died after a boat carrying 60 people capsized in river Yamuna in Baghpat on Thursday.

It capsized not far from the river bank in Katha village in northern Uttar Pradesh state, 45 km (30 miles) north of the capital, New Delhi. The boat had a capacity for only 35 passengers, said district magistrate Bhawani Singh.

Villagers told the police the boat was overcrowded, which could be one reason for the tragedy.

Six people have also drowned in Maranchi, Bihar. After the mob fury police and senior administrative officials rushed to the spot.

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