2017 Patna boat accident
|Time||Around 18:00 (IST)|
|Date||14 January 2017|
|Location||Ganges, Patna, Bihar State, India|
On 14 January 2017, a boat carrying more than 40 passengers capsized in the Ganges in the Indian city of Patna, Bihar, killing 25 people. The boat was about to reach the bank when it capsized. Overloading is suspected to be the cause of the accident.
The boat was returning from a kite-flying festival on an island in the middle of the Ganges, as part of the Makar Sankranti celebration in the city of Patna. The small boat, which was overloaded with passengers, was about to reach the bank when it capsized. The boat’s capacity was 30 people, but estimates from local officials placed its actual load at 40 to 50.
Rescue operations located 19 bodies on January 14, and five more on the 15th before they ended once, according to local police, there were no more outstanding missing persons. Nine people were retrieved from the river by rescuers, while about a dozen swam to shore. Eight people were hospitalized at the Patna Medical College and Hospital.
The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, announced an ex-gratia payment from the Prime Minister National Relief Fund of ₹2 lakh for the next of kin of those who died in the boat accident and ₹50 thousand for those seriously injured. Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar also announced that compensation of ₹4 lakh will be given to relatives of each of the dead.\
Bihar Boat Accident: Inquiry Begins After 24 Drown In Ganga Near Patna
NDTV.com · 1 day ago
20 dead, probe ordered in Patna boat accident
The Hindu · 1 day ago
VIDEO: जेनरेटर का चैंबर फटने से हुआ पटना नाव हादसा
Livehindustan.com · 6 hours ago
1 day ago – Patna: Five more bodies were recovered from Ganga this morning, raising the number of deceased in Patna boat tragedy to 24. … The state government has ordered an inquiry into the incident. … Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has ordered an inquiry into theaccident.
2 days ago – Two bodies have been fished out while about 10 injured were admitted in PatnaMedical College and Hospital. A boat carrying over 40 people capsized in river Ganga on Saturday evening in Patna. … The incident occurred at NIT ghat in Patna.
2 days ago – 20 dead, probe ordered in Patna boat accident. … A boat carrying several people capsized midstream in river Ganga on Saturday evening in Patna. … A rescue boatsearching to people after overcrowded boat capsized at Ganga river in Patna on Saturday.
1 day ago – At least 25 persons died on Saturday evening after an overloaded boat carrying around 40 people capsized in the river Ganga near the NIT …
2 days ago – Patna: At least 21 people are presumed dead due to drowning and many are missing after a boat carrying 40 people capsized near the banks …