Boat capsizes in Hooghly river, two missing

Two persons were missing after an overcrowded country-boat capsized midstream of the Hooghly river near Kuthighat.

Last Updated: Jan 20, 2011, 00:24 AM IST

Kolkata: Two persons were missing after an overcrowded country-boat capsized midstream of the Hooghly river near Kuthighat, near here, this afternoon, police said.

The boat, with 50 persons on board, was coming from Belur to Dakshineswar when the accident occurred, North 24-parganas district superintendent of police Rahul Srivastava said.
He said that all but two persons were rescued. Help of the river traffic wing of Kolkata police has been sought in the rescue operation launched by the local police.
Senior police officers rushed to the spot to supervise rescue job.

PTI