Katihar Ship Accident: A horrific accident has happened in Manihari, Katihar, where a cargo ship sank into the Ganges. There is talk of having about a dozen trucks on the boat. His driver and helper were also with him on all the trucks. Many people have drowned in the Ganges in this accident. The rescue team has been activated as soon as the information about the accident is received. Local administration is present on the spot while the help of the NDRF squad has been sought.
Accident while coming from Sahibganj towards Manihari
According to media reports, on Thursday night, a cargo ship was going from Sahibganj towards Manihari. Suddenly, in the Manihari area of Katihar, the ship started becoming uncontrollable, and on seeing it, it got absorbed in the Ganges. There were dozens of trucks on this ship that was laden with stones. It is said that these ships have been travelling daily by riding such trucks.
NDRF squad leaves from Deoghar
There was a stir in the administration due to the information of the ship sinking in the river. The Sahebganj and Katihar administration immediately swung into action. The help of NDRF has also been sought. After getting the information, there is information about the departure of the NDRF squad from Deoghar. Many people are said to be missing in this incident.
Many missing including truck driver and helper
The ship’s personnel with which the accident happened are also missing, along with the drivers and helpers of those trucks who were on board that ship is also missing. There is no official confirmation from the administration yet that how many people are missing.
Already 300 people have been killed.
Significantly, the distance between Sahebganj in Jharkhand to Manihari in Katihar is about 7 kilometres. This ship has been considered very unsafe in terms of traffic. More than 300 people had died in a steamer accident between Manihari and Sahebganj three decades ago. Once again, a big misfortune has knocked here.