Allahabad, October 7: A boat has capsized in river Ganga near Allahabad city on Saturday. Five people have been rescued, while one has been reported dead in the incident. Search operation for the rest of the passengers is underway, reported news agency ANI.

It is believed that incident took place as the boat was overloaded.

The boat was carrying nearly 24 people, suggest reports. After the incident, the local residents informed the cops after which the the rescue team arrived to pull out the missing passengers of the boat.

More details awaited.

In the month of April,  three persons, including two children, drowned in river Yamuna as a boat carrying more than a dozen people capsized because of the impact of a storm. The incident occurred nearly 50 kms from Allahabad.