Koderma: 8 go missing after boat capsize

Ranchi: Seven minors and an elderly person have gone missing after a boat capsized in Panchkhero dam, about 40 km away from Koderma district headquarters under Markacho police station on Sunday. A total of 10 persons were onboard the boat, of which two managed to escape. Sailor of the boat among the two survivors however escaped from the spot.

In the evening, NDRF team from Hazaribag was pressed into action but till the timing of filing this report none of them could be traced.

 The missing persons were identified as Palak Kumar (14), Shivam Kumar (12), Sita Ram Yadav (40), Sefal Kumari (12), Harshal Kumar (14), Choti Kumari (6), Rahul Kumar (16), Amit Kumar Singh (14).

Koderma deputy commissioner Aditya Ranjan  said that the attempts were on to trace the missing persons.