CAPSIZE

  • Bihar: Boat capsizes in dam, 12 feared dead November 1, 2014

    Jamui: In a major tragedy, a boat capsized in the Garhi dam of Bihar's Jamui district on Saturday afternoon. Almost 12 people are feared dead in the accident. Bodies of six people have been fished out and further search operation is on. According to Officer In-Charge of Garhi police station Ram...
  • Varanasi boat capsize: 5 more bodies recovered, 7 missing August 7, 2014

    The bodies of five more persons were fished out of theGanga riverwhile 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....
  • Ferry carrying over 200 passengers capsizes, several fishermen with their trawlers missing in Bay of Bengal August 4, 2014

    Dhaka: A Bangladesh passenger ferry carrying hundreds of people reportedly capsized on Monday leaving many missing. Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority Chairman Samsuddoha Khondaker said the accident took place on Monday morning as the as the MV Pinak was crossing the River Padma in Munshiganj district in the central part...
  • 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. Twentyeight 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...
  • Boat carrying 97 people capsizes off Malaysia June 18, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: A boat carrying 97 foreigners overturned about two nautical miles off the western coast of Malaysia, a media report said here on Wednesday. Thirtyone people were rescued but others remained missing. It was a wooden boat which capsized near Sungai Air Hitam off the western coast of Malaysia, Xinhua...
  • 5 persons missing as boat capsizes in Ganga April 25, 2014

    Five persons went missing on Friday as a boat capsized in river Ganga at Salempur ghat in Bihar's Bhojpur district, a police officer said. The mishap took place as the boat ferrying 60 people toppled due to overcrowding and began sinking, the Superintendent of Police (SP) Kim said. While five persons...
  • 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...
  • Divers enter South Korean ferry in the hunt for survivors April 18, 2014

    Mokpo/Jindo: A team of eight divers had entered a capsized South Korean ferry on Friday and was searching for survivors, although they were unlikely to find anyone alive from among hundreds still missing more than 48 hours after the vessel began sinking. YTN television said that divers had searched the...
  • South Korea ferry death toll rises to 25, hopes fade for missing April 18, 2014

    Jindo: The death toll from a capsized South Korean passenger ferry rose to 25 on Friday as parents of missing school children blamed the ship's captain for the tragedy after he and shipping company officials made emotional apologies for the loss of life. Of 475 passengers and crew on the Sewol...
  • 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

    PortauPrince: 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, 10yearold 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 exgratia 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 CNNIBN 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. ...
  • Boat capsizes in Bahamas; 10 Haitian migrants dead, 110 rescued November 27, 2013

    At least 10 Haitian migrants were killed and 110 were rescued after clinging to the hull and mast of an overloaded wooden sloop that capsized in the Bahamas, US and Bahamian officials said on Tuesday. Rescuers were still searching for potential survivors from the 40foot (12meter), sailpowered coastal freighter that ran...
  • 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 40person limit. State authorities say the search...
  • Italy: 114 African migrants killed as ship catches fire, capsizes off Lampedusa October 4, 2013

    The rickety fishing boat was the third of the night to head toward the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa, overloaded with African migrants seeking a better life in Europe. Most never reached shore. After the boat started taking on water, someone on board set a fire to get the attention of...
  • 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...