In Uttar Pradesh, at least 18 persons have been killed in boat accident in Baghpat district Thursday morning. 15 swam to safety and 10 were rescued by local residents.
As per information received, a boat carrying local residents capsized in the river Yamuna near Katha village.
District Magistrate Bhawani Singh Khagrot has confirmed the casualties. He said, rescue and relief operation is on. Victims were on the way to Sonepat district in Haryana for agrarian works.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has announced financial assistance of Rs. two lakhs each to the next kin of deceased.