Three drowned, 30 rescued after boat capsize

A boat capsized in the Matla river in South 24-parganas district of West Bengal on Wednesday.

Updated: Aug 31, 2011, 20:50 PM IST

Diamond Harbour (WB): Three persons
drowned and 31 others were rescued after a boat capsized in
Matla river in South 24-parganas district today, police said.

After the boat sank, villagers of nearby areas
rescued 31 persons and fished out two bodies while the boatman
was missing. Five persons were admitted to hospital where one
died. Condition of two was critical, police said.

The deceased were identified as Anwara Mistry,
Aftabuddin Mondal and Selim Mondal.

The boatman remained traceless. Search will continue

The boat was ferrying passengers from Jharkhali to