PM Modi expresses grief over Bihar boat tragedy

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Jan. 14 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday expressed grief over the drastic Bihar boat tragedy claiming 20 lives."PM expressed grief on the loss of lives caused by the boat tragedy in Bihar. He extended condolences to the bereaved families," tweeted the Prime Minister Office (PMO).At least 20 people were killed after a boat turned turtle in the Ganges River in Patna, Bihar today, whereas eight people were rescued and 25 others swam to safety.According to reports, the accident took place when the boat was about to reach the river bank.The boat was returning from a kite festival on the occasion of Makar Sankranti. (ANI)