20 Feared Dead or Missing as Boat Capsizes in Yamuna in UP’s Banda District

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Banda, UP: Around 20 people are feared dead after a boat capsized in the Yamuna River in Uttar Prdesh’s Banda district on Thursday. The incident occured in the Marka area. Among those missing, some are feared to be women and children.

According to reports, the boat was carrying about 40 passengers from Marka to Jarauli Ghat in Fatehpur district when it overturned, the police said, adding 13 people five swam to safety after the incident. The police officials said due to strong winds the boat overturned.  

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A search and rescue operation is being carried out to find missing persons. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expressed his grief over the incident and directed the district officials to make all efforts to save the missing persons. More details are awaited. 

(With inputs from news agencies)

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