Bhagalpur, Apr 29: Eight persons died in Bhagalpur after the boat they were travelling in capsized in Kosi river on Sunday in Bihar. According to reports, a total of 15 people were on the boat at the time of incident. Seven others have been rescued.

The boat capsized around 3.30 pm today. The people were returing from a marriage function in Purnea, reports claim.

Reportedly, the boat was carrying more people than its capacity due to which it lost its balance and overturned. The SDRF team reached the spot at 5.30 pm.

Those deceased have been identified as – Laxman Mahato, Soni Kumari, Khusbhu, Gunja, Nilesh, Munna, Bhai Raju and Rita Kumari, as per media reports.

On the other hand, Bhikhari Mahato, Sita Devi, Amrita Kumari, Vidya Devi, Ankush Kumar and two others are believed to have been rescued.