Groom, bride missing after boat capsize in Nepal
Last Updated: Sunday, June 26, 2011, 16:03
Kathmandu: Three people, including the groom and the bride, who were part of a marriage procession have gone missing when a boat capsized in a river in eastern Nepal.

One out of the total four persons missing in the Okhaldhunga-boat capsized in Sunkosi river in Okhaldhung district in eastern Nepal, has been rescued later in the afternoon.

Rest of the three are still missing in the Sunkoshi River, the police said.

Two of them have been identified as groom Mahesh Dhamala of Ghurmi in Udayapur district and bride Sumitra Luitel of Balakhu in Okhaldhunga district, the police said.

It is learnt that the boat, which was carrying nine wedding celebrants from Okhaldhunga to Udayapur, capsized at Thamleghat of Balakhu-7 at around 8.30 am on Sunday morning.

Rescue operations are underway in the accident, police said.


First Published: Sunday, June 26, 2011, 16:03

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