Satish Aditya
Motihari : Three persons were feared drowned  and one died after a countryboat carrying 14 persons including men,women, and
children, capsized due to current of river Burhi Gandak near village Gorhwa under Shikarganj police station (PS) in East Champaran District  on September 26, 2021.
East Champaran SP Navin Chandra Jha, ADM and incharge of District Disaster Management Anil Kumar Singh, along with police
officers are camping at site  after the boat mishap. NDRF team members have launched  massive rescue operation in river whichwas going till evening hours.

SP Jha said that body of Chandi Kumari, 11, has been fished out. Ten persons were rescued from riverbed of which 4 women were admitted to Motihari Sadar Hospital and are out of danger. The SP  said two persons are still missing and  NDRF team was searching for them.

The villagers alleged that  more than 20 persons were going  across the river  to cut grass for livestock but unfortunately the boat capsized in main current of the river. The villagers, however, could not give details of the missing persons. Ten persons were rescued by the villagers and they also fished out the body of a  girl  before the NDRF team reached the place of occurrence.