NDRF team recovers one body after boat capsizes in Ganges River in Vindhya Range

On Wednesday, a tragic incident occurred in Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh, where 14 people drowned in the Ganges River when a boat carrying pilgrims overturned. While eight people were rescued from the site, six others went missing, and their bodies could not be located immediately.

However, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team has successfully recovered one body, while the search for the remaining five continues. The deceased individual hailed from Badka Singhnapur village in Buxar district.

The ill-fated incident unfolded when a group of family members, including Vikas Ojha, departed from Singhanpur village in Buxar to visit the revered Vindhya Devi Mata temple. After seeking blessings at the temple, they boarded a boat for a Mundan ceremony. Unfortunately, tragedy struck when the boat capsized at Akhada Ghat in Mirzapur, leading it to sink in the Ganges River.

Local boatmen bravely managed to rescue Rajesh, Vikas, Deepak, Rithika, and a girl child. However, Gudiya, Khushboo, Anisha, Satyam, a three-year-old boy, and a three-month-old girl were unable to be saved and drowned.

The NDRF team has successfully recovered the body of Satyam, Vikas Ojha’s elder son, during their diligent efforts. As the search operation continues, the authorities are tirelessly working to locate the other missing individuals and bring closure to their grieving families.

This unfortunate incident serves as a reminder of the importance of safety measures and precautions while traveling on water bodies.

It highlights the need for adequate safety protocols and awareness to prevent such tragic accidents in the future. The local authorities and NDRF’s prompt response and rescue efforts demonstrate their commitment to safeguarding lives and assisting those in distress. The entire community mourns the loss of those who perished in this devastating event, and their memories will forever remain in the hearts of their loved ones.

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