10 children dead, 10 missing as boat capsizes in Uttar Pradesh

August 1st, 2008 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, Aug 1(IANS) At least 10 children were drowned and 10 more are missing when a boat capsized Friday in Tons river in Azamgarh district of Uttar Pradesh, the police said. According to the police, four children and the boatman swam to the river bank successfully. The police is conducting a search operation for the missing children.

The incident took place in Gayaspur village at around 1 p.m. Friday

“The children were returning from school when the accident took place due to the strong current of the river. Ten bodies have been fished out and we have deputed our swimmers and local fishermen in search and rescue operation,” Senior superintendent of police Azamgarh Vijay Garg told IANS over phone.

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