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    At Least 23 People Die As Result of Shipwreck on Ganges in India

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    At least 23 people died and 12 more are feared dead capsizing of the overloaded boat on the Ganges near the India's city of Patna in the state of Bihar, according to local media.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – At least 23 people died and 12 more are feared dead following Saturday capsizing of the overloaded boat on the Ganges in India, local media reported.

    The incident occurred near the city of Patna in the state of Bihar where a kite flying festival took place, the Hindustan Times reported.

    There were at least 50 people on board of the boat that was designed to carry 25 persons.

    Rescue services managed to save seven people. The search and rescue operation continues.


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