Banda Boat Tragedy: Eight More Bodies Recovered, Death Toll Rises To 11


Lucknow: The death toll due to boat capsize incident in Yamuna river of Uttar Pradesh’s Banda district has reached 11 after eight more bodies surfaced at different places today.

According to reports, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), assisted by the expert divers from Prayagraj and locals, found more bodies floating on the Fatehpur side in Asothar and Kishanpur.

Banda superintendent of police Abhinandan said eight bodies were found in addition to three found after the tragedy on Thursday. While six bodies have been identified, efforts were on to establish the identities of the remaining two.

Six bodies were found during a late-night search, while two were located in the morning.

Notably, the boat carrying nearly 40 people, three motorcycles and seven bicycles capsized on Thursday en route to Fatehpur after strong wind broke the flank. Only around 20 people reportedly managed to swim to safety.

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