Bihar boat tragedy toll rises to 36
October 11, 2010
Director General of Police Neelmani told PTI in Patna that a National Disaster Response Force team and local divers fished out 14 more bodies from the river early this morning.
Twenty-five women and children were among those whose bodies have been recovered so far, he said.
Intensive search continued with the help of local divers and NDRF personnel for locating the remaining six missing persons who were feared to have drowned.
An estimated 42 people were sailing in the boat from adjoining Balia in UP to Dalupur in Bihar when it got caught in a whirlpool and sank in Brahmapur police station area here.