8 feared drowned as boat capsizes
8 feared drowned as boat capsizes

Aurangabad, In an incident, a country boat ferrying flood victims capsized in the swollen River Punpun near Kalem village in Bihar's Aurangabad district on Tuesday due to which one person died while eight others are feared drowned.

Aurangabad District Magistrate Kunwal Tanuj said, "One body has been fished out and search is on for eight others in the boat tragedy". The DM added, nine persons had swam to safety after the mishap.

The search operation will continue today, he added. River Punpun is overflowing due to rains in Bihar and Jharkhand.

The personnel of State Disaster Management Force (SDRF) have been pressed into service to trace the missing, he said.

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