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Jharkhand boat tragedy: Six more bodies found, toll rises to 14

Jharkhand boat tragedy: Six more bodies found, toll rises to 14

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Days after a boat capsized in Barakar river in Jharkhand’s Jamtara district, six more bodies were recovered by the National Disaster Responce Force (NDRF) on Monday, taking the toll in the accident to 14, officials said.

The boat capsized on Thursday upstream of the Maithon dam while ferrying passengers from Barbendiya ghat to Birgaon. Barbendiya ghat is on the southern bank of the river falling under Nirsa assembly segment while Birgaon is on the northern bank in Jamatara assembly constituency limits.

Jharkhand boat tragedy: Chief minister Hemant Soren, during the day, announced an ex gratia of ₹4 lakh each to the next of kin of those who lost their lives in the accident. The toll rose to 14 on Monday.

Divyadharshini R

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