As many as 15-20 individuals, who had been on the ill-fated boat that overturned within the Bagmati River within the Benibad police station space of Muzaffarpur, had been rescued on September 14 itself. Emergency rescue personnel from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) had been pressed into service after the capsize was reported.
The deceased had been recognized as Kamini Kumari, Sushmita Kumari, Baby Kumari, Sazda Bano, Ganita Devi, Azmat, Ritesh Kumar, Shivji Chaupal, Samshul, Vaseem, Mintu and Pintu, Raghvendra Nagwal, Circle Officer, Gaighat (Muzaffarpur) instructed media on September 15.
Amid the rescue operation, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar knowledgeable on September 14 that the affected households can be supplied help.
“The district magistrate of Muzaffarpur has been told to inquire into the incident. The families of those affected by this accident will be provided assistance by the government,” the CM instructed reporters on September 14.
Further particulars are awaited.