Patna: In an unfortunate incident, a jeep, carrying at least 15 passengers, fell into river Ganga at Peepapul in Patna on Friday. As per latest updates, 9 people were killed in the incident. However, many are still reported to be missing.Also Read - Hundreds of Trains Were Cancelled & Diverted in Bihar's Barahiya For 40 Hours & It's All Because of Rasgulla!

A police official told news agency IANS that a group of people were returning to Danapur in a jeep on Friday morning after attending a wedding. Suddenly the person driving the jeep lost control over the vehicle at Pipa bridge and it fell into the Ganga. Also Read - 8 Labourers Killed, Several Injured in Bihar's Purnia After Truck Carrying Them Overturns

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Danapur police station in-charge AK Sah said, “Nine bodies have been taken out of the river. However, a search is on to rescue eight to nine persons reported to be missing. The rescue operations are on with the help of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) teams.”

Patliputra MP Ram Kripal Yadav and Danapur MLA Ritlal Yadav also reached the accident spot. According to eyewitnesses, more than 15 persons were in the jeep.