Five Drowned As Boat Capsizes In Mau District, 15 Year Old Girl Missing

Mau: As Boat capsizes in Ghaghra river in Mau district of Uttar Pradesh five persons which includes two women and three childrens drowned on Wednesday afternoon, officials said. The victims, all residents of Chakki Musadohi village in Mau, were going to Deoria. After the boat capsized, people travelling in other boats jumped in the river and rescued nine persons.

A 15-year-old girl is missing and divers were pressed into service to trace her, said officials.

The dead were identified as Savita (48), Sarita (42), Karan (10), Kishan (7) and Arjun (5). The children were brothers. The bodies were found late evening on Wednesday and sent for autopsy, they added. The boatman possibly lost control because of the strong river current, they said.

Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Madhuban (Mau), L B Dubey said 15 persons were travelling in the boat. Most of them were going to Deoria to meet relatives, said Dubey.

He added that around 4 pm, they were informed by a local resident that a boat capsized in river Ghaghra. A team of district administration officials and police personnel reached the spot.

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