At least 19 people died and many feared drowned in the Yamuna river as a boat capsized in Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh.
According to reports that the boat capsized as it was overcrowded carrying over 60 people.
Police officials were rushed to the spot immediately. They managed to rescue over 12 people who have been rushed to the hospital.
The overcrowded boat was headed for Haryana when the incident occurred. Officials said that the death toll is expected to rise.
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath announced for the family of the people who drowned.
Another similar incident was reported from Bihar’s Maranchi district where over six people of the same family drowned in river Ganga.
Earlier, a similar incident happed on July 10 wherein a boat carrying 11 people including three boatmen capsized in Vena River in Nagpur. One person died while 7 others were feared drowned.
“Seven people are feared drowned in the incident which occurred between 6 pm and 6:30 pm. While three persons including two boatmen and a college student were rescued, one body was fished out in the night,” said Shailesh Balkawade, SP, Nagpur Rural.