Gopalganj: One person drowned and nine others went missing on Sunday as a boat ferrying 11 people capsized in Gopalganj’s Gandak river. The incident took place around 9 am in Salempur village.

All of the 11 people were farm labourers of Salempur village of the district and were going to the other side of the river to collect food.

According to district administration, Dineshwar Mandal, resident of Salempur village drowned and nine others went missing. The boat sank when it lost control due to swirling wind in the river.

An unidentified person was rescued by the local people in unconscious state.

The district administration has launched a rescue operation.