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Boat capsizes in Bahraich, 6 drown

| | Lucknow | in Sunday Pioneer

Half a dozen people including a child drowned in a boat mishap on Saryu river in Kotwali Dehat police station area of Bahraich on Saturday morning. The police registered a case in this connection and sent the bodies for autopsy.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expressed his grief over the deaths in the boat tragedy and announced an ex-gratia payment of Rs 2 lakh each to the families of the deceased. The families would also get additional Rs 5 lakh each under Chief Minister’s Farmer and Sarvhit insurance scheme.

As per reports, the mishap occurred when a boat, carrying nine people overturned near Pipraghat in Saryu river early Saturday morning. While the boatman and two others managed to swim ashore, the remaining six were drowned. All the deceased were natives of Ramgaon and were returning after visiting a fair on the other side of river on Friday night.

The deceased were identified as Shakil(10), Tirathram(22), Vijay(23), Rajesh (22) and Magan (16), while one was still to be identified. All bodies have been recovered.




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