Corpses used to block road

Swazi Observer - - NEWS -

LUCKNOW – At least 20 peo­ple died yes­ter­day when a boat packed with labour­ers cap­sized on the Ya­muna river in north­ern In­dia, an of­fi­cial said. Twenty bod­ies have been re­cov­ered, Dharam Pal Singh, ad­di­tional mag­is­trate of Bagh­pat district in Ut­tar Pradesh state, told AFP. "It ap­pears the boat was crowded be­yond its ca­pac­ity," he said. "The in­ci­dent hap­pened early in the morn­ing. It was a pri­vately hired boat and was car­ry­ing some 50 to 55 peo­ple," said Singh. Angry res­i­dents protested on the streets in Bagh­pat, ac­cus­ing the ad­min­is­tra­tion of not pro­vid­ing help to the vic­tims quickly enough.

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