Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » India
1-min read

One Dead, 9 Missing After Boat Capsizes in Ganga

Bijnor District Magistrate Atal Kumar Rai said there were 27 people on the boat which sank in the Ganga near Rajarampur village under Mandawar police station area.

PTI

Updated:August 24, 2018, 11:19 PM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
One Dead, 9 Missing After Boat Capsizes in Ganga
Boats docked on the flooded banks of River Ganga following monsoon rainfall, at Sangam in Allahabad on Wednesday, August 01, 2018. (Image: PTI)
Loading...

Bijnor: A woman died and nine other people were missing after a boat capsized in the Ganga here on Friday, officials said.

Major rivers in Uttar Pradesh were flowing at dangerous levels on Friday, according to the Central Water Commission.

In another mishap in Bijnor district, a truck was swept away in Kotawali river. All its occupants were rescued, police said.

Bijnor District Magistrate Atal Kumar Rai said there were 27 people on the boat which sank in the Ganga near Rajarampur village under Mandawar police station area.

Seventeen, including six women, have been rescued, he said. Nine people are still missing, he added.

Uttar Pradesh Relief Commissioner Sanjay Kumar said a National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team had reached the spot from Ghaziabad to help in the rescue operation.

Additional Superintendent of Police (City) Dinesh Singh said the people on the boat were headed for their fields located on the other side of the river.

The boat overturned when the current suddenly increased, he said.

The dead woman was identified as Nagini.

In the other mishap in the district, a truck was swept away while crossing Kotawali river, police said.

All four people, including the driver, travelling on the tanker were rescued, Mandawali SHO Rajeev Tyagi said.

A purported video clip on the mishap showed `Bharat Petroleum' painted on the truck.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath visited flood-hit Lakhimpur Kheri, Gonda and Barabanki districts on Friday.

A Central Water Commission statement said major rivers, including the Ganga, were flowing at dangerous levels while Sharda and Ghaghra were flowing well above the danger mark.

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Subscribe to Moneycontrol Pro and gain access to curated markets data, trading recommendations, equity analysis, investment ideas, insights from market gurus and much more. Get Moneycontrol PRO for 1 year at price of 3 months. Use code FREEDOM.

| Edited by: Parth Sharma
Read full article
Loading...
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Loading...
Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results