Bihar boat tragedy 10 children go missing on their way to school as boat capsizes
Bihar boat mishap: A devastating incident unfolded when a boat carrying 32 school students capsised in the Bagmati river in Bihar's Muzaffarpur on Thursday. The unfortunate incident occurred as these 32 students were on their way to school from a nearby village.
According to a report by Live Hindustan, local residents swiftly responded to the situation upon receiving news of the accident. They managed to rescue approximately 18 children safely, but approximately a dozen students remain missing. A comprehensive rescue operation is currently underway to locate the missing children.
#WATCH | "DM Muzaffarpur is investigating the incident. The families of those affected in this accident will be provided assistance by the government," says Bihar CM Nitish Kumar.
"The incident took place between 1030-11 am today. Teams of NDRF and SDRF rushed to the accident… pic.twitter.com/RjN093hhms — ANI (@ANI) September 14, 2023
As soon as authorities received word of the tragedy, the police and the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) team swiftly arrived at the scene and initiated a search and rescue mission.
An eyewitness, Rakesh Kumar, recounted that the boat appeared to be overcrowded, suggesting that this may have been a contributing factor to the tragic capsizing.
Further updates on the situation will be provided as they become available.
- With inputs from agencies