Two people drowned and nine people were missing after a boat capsized in the Ganga in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh on Thursday, reports said.

The incident took place at Sidhnath Ghat area in Chakeri during idol immersion. According to reports, three people have been rescued, while the search for others was on.

"At least two bodies were fished out while one person was rescued and search for nine others is continuing," The Times of India quoted a police official as saying.

The boat, which reportedly had a capacity to carry five to six people, was carrying over a dozen people including women and children.