Three people have been rescued from the spot.
A team of divers has been deployed to locate the missing.
"We have recovered 6 bodies so far. The search for others is underway. State government will provide ex-gratia of Rs 4 Lakh each to the next of the kin killed in the incident," Patna District Magistrate, Sanjay Agarwal told ANI.
The reason behind the incident is yet unknown, but preliminary investigation revealed the boat capsized due to overcrowding.
"Three people died, six rescued in boat capsize incident in Samastipur," district magistrate said. (ANI)