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12:08 am - Friday February 23, 2018

18 drown as boat capsizes in Yamuna in UP

Agencies, Baghpat

At least 18 labourers drowned after their boat capsized in Yamuna river in this district of Uttar Pradesh today.

Police sources here said the boat, carrying around 60 labourers from Baghpat to Haryana, was overloaded and it capsized on the UP-Haryana border.

Meanwhile, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has expressed his grief over the death of the people in the boat tragedy.

He has announced an ex-gratia payment of Rs 2 lakh each to the families of the deceased.

The Chief Minister has also directed district officials to provide all assistance to the victims’ families.

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