Three drowned, 30 rescued after boat capsize

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 20:50

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
tomorrow.

The boat was ferrying passengers from Jharkhali to
Kultali.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 17:59

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