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.

PTI



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