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Boat capsizes in river in India; 10 killed include nine children

July 12, 2013 at 1:58 AM

NEW DELHI, July 12 (UPI) -- Nine children and an adult drowned in a river in India's eastern Bihar state after their boat capsized, authorities said Friday.

The boat capsized in a flooded tributary of the Kosi River in the state's Madhepura city late Thursday, the Press Trust of India news agency reported.

The dead included five girls and four boys, ages 8 to 12, a local official said. The 10th victim was not identified.

The report said rescue personnel were able to save one girl, who was admitted to a hospital in serious condition.

The victims, members of two families, were returning home after attending a function on the other side of the river.

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