On Saturday night, in the Bhagirathi river🏞 near Burdwan, West Bengal, an overcrowded boat⛴ sank killing several. So far, 12 bodies💀 have been recovered from the river, including that of a child. District Magistrate Saumitra Mohan said that bodies of 7⃣ men, 4⃣ women and 1⃣ girl child were recovered within a 1-1.5 km radius🎯 from the place where it capsized. Violent protests✊ began in Nadia district soon after and several boats were torched🔥Police 👮had to fire tear gas and rubber bullets into the crowds to stop the mob👥. The boat was carrying at least 55 people👥. The Burdwan District Magistrate said search operations were still on. During the rescue operations⛑, Mohan had said that the river current, depth of the river and muddy water had made the job "very difficult”😓.