Boat capsizes near Sagar island, three bodies found

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 19:41

Kakdwip: Three persons were killed
when a motorised boat, carrying nearly 50 passengers, capsized
in the Muriganga river on way to Kakdwip in South 24 Parganas
district today.

Police said a group of 200 pilgrims from Uttar Pradesh
was returning to Kakdwip on four motorised boats after
offering pujas at the Kapil Muni temple at Sagar Islands on
the confluence of the Bay of Bengal and the Hooghly river when
one of the vessels sank.

"Three bodies have been fished out and taken to the
Kakdwip hospital," a police official said.

Eyewitnesses claimed eight to 10 persons drowned.

Most of the pilgrims swam ashore or were rescued by
locals at the bank known as `Lot Number Eight`, the police
said. Divers have been engaged to search for bodies, if any.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 19:41

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