19 dead in tragedy, CM Yogi Adityanath announces compensation

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday ordered officials to draw up plans to enable 50,000 home buyers in Noida and Greater Noida get heir flats in three months

At least 19 people drowned and a few others are missing after an overloaded boat capsized in the Yamuna river in this western Uttar Pradesh district today.

The death toll is expected to rise.

Ten people are believed to have swum to safety, and a search is now under way for around 31 passengers still missing. Nineteen bodies had been pulled out of the river, Kumar said. Police have arrived at the spot and rescue operation is underway. Ten others, who were rescued, were admitted to the district hospital, where the condition of four of them was said to be critical.

January 26, 2014: At least 21 people have died after a boat carrying tourists capsized in the Bay of Bengal off the Andaman and Nicobar islands.

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"We have recuperated 20 bodies, anticipating that 8 should 9 bodies to be there; NDRF group to arrive in a matter of seconds", Baghpat District Magistrate said.

However, according to principal secretary, Information, Avnish Awasthi, a magisterial probe was ordered to ascertain the reason for the tragedy.

The incident happened while the boat was ferrying farmers, reported Reuters.

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has announced an exgratia relief of Rs. two lakh to the next of the kin of the deceased. "It capsized as soon as it reached mid-stream... most people on the boat were women", Singh told news agency PTI.

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