Two killed, 10 missing as boat capsizes in Uttar Pradesh

September 29th, 2008 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, Sep 29 (IANS) At least two people were drowned and 10 went missing after a boat capsized in the Saryu river in Uttar Pradesh Monday, the police said. “The accident took place near the Khairigarh bank of the river in Lakhimpur-Kheri district,” District Superintendent of Police Ram Bharose told IANS by telephone.

Lakhimpuri-Kheri is about 100 km from Lucknow.

As many as 25 people were in the boat at the time of the accident. Of them, 13 managed to swim to the shore, he added.

The people were going to Singhai town in the district for shopping, the police said.

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