Patna, Jan 31 (IANS) Five persons were killed and five went missing when a boat capsized in Bihar's Patna district on Wednesday, police said.
The accident took place near Mastana ghat in Fatuha when hundreds of people had gathered for a dip in the Ganga river on the occasion of Maghi Purnima.
A total of 15 people were on the boat when it capsized. Five people swam to safety.
"Five bodies were recovered by the villagers while another five are still missing," a police officer said.
A rescue operation was underway by the state disaster response force.
The state government has announced a compensation of Rs 4 lakh each for the families of the victims
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