New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: In a gruesome incident, 1 died while seven others are missing and feared dead after a boat capsized in Naugachhia area of Bhagalpur in poll-bound Bihar. According to news agency ANI, over 100 people were on board the boat when it turned upside down in Ganga river. 

The State Disaster Relief Force (SDRF) has reached the spot and started the rescue and search operations. As per reports, one person died in the accident while 11 people managed to swim out of the river. After the news broke out, local villagers crowded the spot. The injured were taken to a nearby Primary Health Care (PHC) and the SDRF team is trying to search the missing people. 

"One person dead and seven people missing after a boat capsized in Naugachhia area of Bhagalpur earlier today. Rescue & search operation underway by State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) teams, 9 people have been rescued so far", District Magistrate, Bhagalpur said as quoted by ANI. 

The incident took place when labourers and farmers were travelling to Gopalpur Tirtanga Ghat in Naugachhia for farming activities. The boat overturned due to a large number of people on board. Many managed to swim to the shore of Ganga river and saved their lives while many others were feared drowned in the river. Rescue operations are underway and the SDRF team, with the help of local swimmers are trying to find the drowned people. 

Posted By: Talib Khan