A boat capsized in River Ganga in Patna on January 14. The boat was carrying 40 passengers. Around 24 of them are feared dead and several others are missing.
A video doing the rounds of social media shows the ill-fated moment when the overcrowded boat capsized. The video shows smoke coming out of the boat, indicating that it had somehow caught fire.
We see the boat breaking into half and some passengers jumping into the water to reach the nearby shore.
The video was shot by those on the bank. Some of them jumped into the water to save the drowning people.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar ordered a compensation of Rs.4 lakh and ordered a probe. His party cancelled its ‘Dahi-Chura’ feast of Makar Sankranti.