Nine kids die as boat capsizes in Bihar

Published: 12th July 2013 10:47 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th July 2013 10:47 AM   |  A+A-

At least 10 people, including nine children, were killed after an overcrowded boat capsized in a flooded tributary of the Kosi river in Bihar, police said.

The tragic incident occurred Thursday night in Alamnagar block of Madhepura district when the victims were returning from a nearby village after attending a function, a district police officer said.

According to the state disaster management department officials here, water level in the Kosi river and its tributaries has been rising for the last three days.

The Kosi is also known as 'Sorrow of Bihar' because of the flooding it causes in the state, particularly in the monsoon season.

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