At least 23 people died and 12 more are feared dead capsizing of the overloaded boat on the Ganges near the India's city of Patna in the state of Bihar, according to local media, Sputnik reported.
The incident occurred near the city of Patna in the state of Bihar where a kite flying festival took place, the Hindustan Times reported.
There were at least 50 people on board of the boat that was designed to carry 25 persons.
Rescue services managed to save seven people. The search and rescue operation continues.