The search operation resumed in Banda on Saturday morning: despite 14 hours of rescue operation, 17 people could not be found; divers stationed on ferries

78 staff from NDRF, SDRF and PAC rescued a total of 14 hours till Friday at Marka Ghat after the boat sank in the Yamuna River of Banda on Thursday. The team resumed the rescue from 6am on Saturday. Traps have been set at Mahewa, Kaushambi, Kishanpur, Fatehpur, Chitrakoot. Despite the presence of 60 jawans and 8 boats here, 17 people could not be found. When the boat sank, 35 people were on board. Operation Zindagi began Thursday at 11:10 p.m. As a precaution, divers have been deployed to the ghats here.

The family sat around hoping to find the missing people all night.

As soon as there is light, the people of the village begin to gather towards the Yamuna River with their eyes full.

As soon as there is light, the people of the village begin to gather towards the Yamuna River with their eyes full.

The relatives of the missing and the inhabitants of the village sat on the banks of the Yamuna River all night. Intermittently, the sound of people crying and crying kept coming. DM Anurag Thine, ASP Laxmi Niwas Mishra, ADM Surbhi were also standing at the spot. DM Anurag Patel said: “The NDRF and SDRF teams are on site. In addition to the local diver, there are also steamers and sailors who will guide them. Local Vijay Shankar said, “Every year on Rakshabandhan Day, a fair is held on the banks of the Yamuna River. This fair is called Navi Mela. The people of the village take part in it. The women go to Naunias in the Yamuna river, but on Thursday afternoon there is a boat. Due to drowning, the fair was not held.

3 bodies found so far
So far, the bodies of 3 people have been found during the rescue operation. Eyewitnesses say: “More than 10 people may have died. The boat, which had a capacity of 20 seats, carried 35 people in addition to a few motorcycles. SP Abhinandan, who visited the scene, said: “The bodies of a man, a woman and a one-year-old child have been found.”

Difficulty of exploitation due to the lack of exact localization of the drowning

The challenge increased in front of the team due to not getting the exact location of the sinking boat in the river.

The challenge increased in front of the team due to not getting the exact location of the sinking boat in the river.

On Friday, Union Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti had arrived at Asothar Ram Nagar Kauhan Ghat in Fatehpur. Where he said: “The Banda administration did not immediately obtain the cooperation of the Fatehpur administration. They demanded to provide steamers and large nets for rescue.
NDRF Commander Neeraj Mishra said, “The depth of the water is 40 to 50 feet. The exact location of anyone is not yet known. No eyewitness is able to say the exact thing. Someone says the boat is in the middle of the river. The environment has shifted. Someone says that while coming to the shore, he overturned. Due to the muddy water, there is a problem in the operation.
The story of the victims, their words
Marka Ghat Brijkishore is also standing and looking towards Yamuna. He was going to Kathota with his wife to tie up Rakhi. Then suddenly the boat sank. He kind of saved his life. The woman has not yet been found. Mamta, who reached the place, started crying bitterly after remembering her son. He said, “My son had come to tie Rakhi up. He drowned on the way back.
Mamta, a resident of Phoolak, said, “My brother-in-law and my daughter were going to tie the rakhi. The girl died of drowning. Devrani swam out and came out. Javetri sitting on the river bank is crying, “My husband Jhallu had come from Gujarat two days ago to celebrate Rakshabandhan. He disappeared.”
Committed team with 8 lifeboats

NDRF team of 30 members with 4 boats.
35-member SDRF team with three boats.
CAP of 13 members also accompanied by a boat.
The boat overturned as soon as it reached the middle edge

This photo was taken just before the sinking of the boat.  The accident took place due to the sudden sinking of the boat in the current of the water.

This photo was taken just before the sinking of the boat. The accident took place due to the sudden sinking of the boat in the current of the water.

In Rakshabandhan, women and other people from Samgra village had reached Marka Ghat. 35 people had boarded the boat to cross the Yamuna River to Asothar Ghat in Fatehpur district. As soon as the boat reached the middle course of the Yamuna River, the balance was disturbed and it overturned.

came out with the help of bamboo
KP Yadav who escaped from the river said: “I had come to Samdhara from Lucknow. Samdhara would leave his wife and go to his sister to tie a rakhi. I had to go to Baraichi. I was going alone on a motorbike. I was on a motorcycle boat. Ride, my bike sank.
Yadav said, “I managed to get by with the help of bamboo. The hull of the boat broke suddenly. Due to the strong current, the boat became unbalanced. The boatman couldn’t bear it. After that, the boat capsized. Some people survived. But few people have left yet.
BJP ministers Ramkesh Nishad and Rakesh Sachan got there. A relief amount of Rs 4 lakh has been announced to the next of kin of the deceased.

their death
Phulwa (45) from Savla Dera Zarouri Fatehpur district.
Kishan (1) son Dinesh Yadav, resident of Marka.
Rajrani (40 years old) resident of Kauhan Fatehpur district.

SDM Fatehpur video also went viral
On Thursday, a video of Fatehpur Sadar SDM NP Maurya surfaced. In the video, he says it’s an incident in the Banda district, we are spectators and watch the show. The peculiarity is that SDM was previously posted in Banda itself. Recently transferred to Fatehpur.

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