Ferry Boat Capsizes in Norrthern India - 19 Killed and 30 Missing

By ,   September 14, 2017 ,   Accidents

At least 30 people are missing and 19 dead after a boat capsized in northern India today, September 14. The ferry boat was carrying workers to their jobs across Yamuna River.

Indian officials are currently investigating the cause, but said overloading was likely the major factor.

The boat was designed to carry 35 passengers, but more than 60 people were onboard when it capsized.

Heavy rains flooded many rivers in India making crossings dangerous. Rescue efforts are now underway to find bodies of the deceased.

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Image: Villagers block traffic on Delhi-Saharanpur highway, Katha village near Baghpat town (Uttar Pradesh state, India)

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