Boat Capsize

  • Varanasi boat capsize: 5 more bodies recovered, 7 missing August 7, 2014

    The bodies of five more persons were fished out of the Ganga river while a search was on to trace the seven others who had gone missing after a boat capsized in the river near Shooltankeshwar area. A total of 12 bodies have been recovered so far since the boat carrying over 42...
  • Boat caprizes in the Ganga in Varanasi, 2 dead, 16 missing August 6, 2014

    Varanasi: Two people have died and 16 were still missing after a boat capsized in the Ganga river near Varanasi on Tuesday. At least 22 people were rescued on Tuesday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed condolences over the boat capsize incident. Rescue operations are being conducted by the NDRF....
  • Two drown as boat capsizes in Bagmati river July 17, 2014

    A woman and a minor girl drowned when a boat, on which they were travelling, capsized in Bagmati river in Bihar's Samastipur district, police said. "The incident occurred when the boat carrying 30 people on way to a fair Mananpur from Bikrampatti village capsized midstream," District Magistrate M Ramachandrudu said. Twenty-eight people...
  • Three drown in boat capsize at Kanota dam June 29, 2014

    Three persons were drowned after the boat they were riding, capsized at Kanota dam in the Jaipur, police said on Sunday. The deceased were identified as Narendra Singh, Kuldeep, and Mohammed Jaffar, they said. The three had gone to the dam on Friday evening for a boat ride, but later it capsized...
  • Three drown, several others go missing as boat capsizes in Sindh river April 20, 2014

    Three persons drowned and several others went missing after a boat capsized on Sindh river near Indergarh town in the district on Sunday, police said. "So far, three bodies have been recovered and search is on to find others," Datia Superintendent of Police, RP Singh told PTI. However, the exact number of...
  • Six people from UP go missing after a boat capsized in Bihar March 29, 2014

    Six persons from Uttar Pradesh have gone missing after a boat capsized in Karmanasa River near Khajuri Ghat under Nuwaon block, official sources said on Saturday. The boat carrying over 60 pilgrims was coming from Akhani village, where a religious Urs fair is going on, when it sank late night on...
  • Ten women labourers drown as boat capsizes in Banas river March 22, 2014

    Ten women drowned when a boat they had boarded to cross a river capsized in Rajasthan on Friday, police said. The mishap occurred in Tonk district's Deoli town, some 150 km from Jaipur. "The victims were labourers who were crossing Banas river on a boat to reach a construction site. The boat...
  • Boat capsize on Mahona river, 12 feared drown March 1, 2014

    Twelve people, including three children, were feared drowned when the boat in which they were crossing the Mahona river capsized near Elona Ghat in Tikuniya police station area late Saturday evening. According to eyewitnesses, about 12 people were feared drowned as the boat capsized in the main stream of the river. Confirming...
  • At least five dead as sailboat capsizes off Haiti coast February 15, 2014

    Port-au-Prince: A government official in Haiti says that at least five people are dead after their flimsy sailboat capsized off the Caribbean nation's far western coast. Silvera Guillaume of Haiti's Civil Protection Office said on Friday that the vessel capsized around 5 pm on Wednesday when it encountered strong waves. The boat...
  • Woman, her 4 children die as boat capsizes in Baghar Lake February 13, 2014

    A woman and four of her children drowned when a boat capsized on Thursday in a lake near Lucknow, the police said. The boat went down in Baghar lake in Barabanki district's Ramnagar area, on the outskirts of Lucknow. Another child, 10-year-old Shubham, managed to swim to the shore, Superintendent of...
  • Odisha boat tragedy toll reaches 28, probe ordered February 11, 2014

    The toll in Sunday's boat tragedy in Odisha rose to 28 Monday, with rescuers retrieving more bodies, officials said. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik ordered an inquiry into the tragedy and announced an ex-gratia grant of Rs 1.5 lakh to the kin of the dead. "Seventeen bodies were retrieved today (Monday). It...
  • Odisha boat tragedy: Death toll rises to 26, five still missing February 10, 2014

    Sambalpur: Rescue operations continue in Sambalpur in Odisha after 26 people lost their lives in a boat tragedy on Sunday evening. Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will visit the families of the victims on Monday. On Sunday evening, a boat carrying people on a picnic, capsized in the Hirakud dam...
  • Odisha: Rahul Gandhi to visit families of boat capsize victims February 10, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: After 12 people lost their lives in a boat tragedy in Odisha, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will visit Sambalpur on Monday to meet families of the victims. On Sunday evening, a boat carrying people on a picnic, capsized in the Hirakud dam reservoir in Sambhalpur. Even as 12 bodies...
  • Odisha: 12 drown, 10 missing as boat capsizes in Hirakud reservoir February 9, 2014

    Sambalpur(Odisha): At least 12 persons drowned and 10 others were missing after a boat carrying over 90 persons capsized on the Hirakud reservoir in Odisha's Sambalpur district, official sources said on Sunday. "Ten bodies have so far been fished out and the number of casualty may rise," Special Relief Commissioner (SRC)...
  • Overcrowded boat capsizes, 3 drown, hunt on for 11 January 29, 2014

    Three women drowned and 11 others were missing when an overcrowded boat capsized in the Ganga in Bihar's Buxar district, an official said on Wednesday. "Bodies of the three women have been recovered," Buxar District Magistrate Raman Kumar said. Eight other women were rescued by villagers. Kumar said 22 women, mostly labourers,...
  • NDRF pulls out 3 bodies from Ganga after boat in Buxar capsizes January 29, 2014

    Three bodies were on Wednesday fished out from the river Ganga by the National Disaster Reserve Force (NDRF) in Buxar district of Bihar, a day after a boat carrying over 20 people had capsized, the police said. The victims were identified as Chanda Devi (40), Pushpa Kumari (19) and Shukhwalia Devi...
  • Andaman boat tragedy: Police say rescue teams reached on time January 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The Andaman and Nicobar DGP has refuted allegations of delay in rescue operations after the tourist boat tragedy on Sunday. DGP Sudhir Yadav told CNN-IBN that the news about delay in rescue operations is wrong. "We got information about this accident at 3:50 pm and at 4:05 pm...
  • Andaman boat tragedy: Eyewitnesses say rescue teams reached late January 27, 2014

    New Delhi: A tourist boat capsized near the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Sunday evening in which 21 people lost their lives. Of the 21 casualties, 16 bodies have been identified. The tourist boat identified as Aqua Marine capsized between Ross Island and North bay, about 2 kilometre off the...
  • Jayalalithaa orders speedy relief for Andaman victims January 26, 2014

    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Sunday expressed deep sorrow at the death of at least 28 people in a boat capsize near Andaman islands, and ordered officials to take necessary action for providing relief to the survivors. In a statement issued here, Jayalalithaa said senior state government officials have...
  • Four die as motor boat capsizes in Ranchi Lake December 15, 2013

    Four persons drowned in the Ranchi Lake when a motor boat capsized on Sunday. The mishap occurred around 1.30 pm, an official release said here. Chief Minister Hemant Soren announced compensation of two lakh rupees to the next of kin of the deceased, the release added. ...
  • 12 die as boat capsizes on Brazil's Amazon river October 14, 2013

    A boat carrying Roman Catholic pilgrims has capsized on Brazil's Amazon river, killing at least 12 people and leaving six more missing. Authorities said Sunday that they don't know what caused the boat to capsize, though they are investigating if it was loaded beyond its 40-person limit. State authorities say the search...
  • Nigeria: 42 die as boat capsizes in Niger River September 29, 2013

    Lagos: A ferry carrying traders and their goods broke up in stormy weather on the Niger River, drowning as many as 42 people as rescuers search for 200 missing victims, a Nigerian emergency official said on Saturday. Spokesman Ibrahim Farinloye of the National Emergency Management Agency told The Associated Press the...
  • Indonesia: 21 die, 74 go missing in boat capsize September 27, 2013

    A boat carrying asylum seekers heading to Australia sank in the waters off West Java in Indonesia on Friday, killing at least 21 people and leaving 74 others missing, a local military officer said. The boat carrying 120 people from Pakistan and Lebanon was hit and pushed by huge waves in...
  • Boat capsizes in Ganga, 3 drowned, 8 missing August 20, 2013

    Three children drowned and eight others went missing as a boat capsized on Tuesday in river Ganga in Bihar's Begusarai district, police sources said. The country boat, with 22 people on board, toppled in the river drowning three unidentified children, while eight others went missing, the sources said. The rest, including...
  • One drowns as boat capsizes August 11, 2013

    A labourer drowned and 34 others swam to safety after a boat capsized in flood water in a village under Ismailpur police station area in Bihar's Bhagalpur district on Sunday, police said. The made boat with 35 construction labourers on board lost control and capsized in the flood water of the...
  • WB: Two people die in Malda floods July 16, 2013

    Malda: Two people drowned and one went missing after a boat capsized in Malda district of West Bengal. An old woman died in another incident of boat capsize. Nearly, 11,000 people have been affected by floods in Malda. District Magistrate G Kiran Kumar said two members of a marriage party drowned...
  • 3 bodies recovered, 12 people missing as boat capsized in West Bengal June 15, 2013

    Malda: Three bodies have been recovered and around 12 people were missing when a boat capsized in the river Ganga in Malda district of West Bengal on Friday. Five more bodies have reportedly been spotted by the villagers on Friday. The victims were going to an island in the Ganges for...
  • 3 people dead, 40 missing as boat capsizes in West Bengal June 14, 2013

    Malda: An overcrowded boat capsized in the Ganga river in Manikchak area of Malda district in West Bengal. Around 40 people are reportedly missing and three bodies have been recovered so far. The victims were going to an island in the Ganges for agricultural purposes. Rescue operations are on...
  • West Bengal: 15 missing as boat capsizes in Hooghly April 24, 2013

    Howrah: At least 15 people have gone missing after a boat capsized in West Bengal's Howrah district on Wednesday. The incident happened when the boat was going to Garden Reach from Sankrail. The boat was carrying 45 people and bikes. Reports say the boat capsized due to overcrowding. The search...
  • Jharkhand officials escape after boat capsizes August 21, 2012

    Ranchi: A group of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers had a narrow escape when the boat carrying them capsized in Jharkhand. At least a dozen persons, including three Jharkhand government officials, on Monday had a narrow escape when their boat overturned in Dhurva Dam, about 20 km from Ranchi. Secretary of...