UP: 22 drown after boat carrying 60 people in Baghpat capsizes in Yamuna

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UP: 22 drown after boat carrying 60 people in Baghpat capsizes in Yamuna

Boat carrying 60 people capsized in Yamuna river at Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh

At least 22 people died and many feared drowned in the Yamuna river as a boat capsized in Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh.

News agency ANI reported that the boat capsized as it was overcrowded carrying over 60 people.

Police officials were rushed to the spot immediately. They managed to rescue over 12 people who have been rushed to the hospital.

The overcrowded boat was headed for Haryana when the incident occurred. Officials said that the death toll is expected to rise.

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath announced for the family of the people who drowned.

Another similar incident was reported from Bihar's Maranchi district where over six people of the same family drowned in river Ganga.